Classics of the Phonograph

Conductors with many pseudonyms


By Scan by NYPL -, Public Domain,

In the 1960s, the famous magazine Readers Digest went into the record business. What followed was the issue of LPs all across the musical spectrum, including the most popular classical compositions, primarily from the Romantic Era. Charles Gerhardt was an important producer, and at times conductor of these recordings, and he assembled a roster of conductors and orchestras off the beaten path.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample these recordings.