Karl Goldmark

October 28, 2017
Karl Goldmark

Karl Goldmark

By József Kossak - Sport & Salon, vol. 18, nr. 3 (16 January 1915), p.11http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=sus&datum=19150116&seite=11, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18490636

Karl Goldmark, friend to both Wagner and Brahms, was an important figure in late 19th century Vienna. Aside from his hit opera "The Queen of Sheba," Goldmark's "Rustic Wedding Symphony" enjoyed wide popularity. Its fame waned in the 20th century, But Sir Thomas Beecham, stout champion of the underappreciated, made a recording of it in the 1950s which stressed the work's special melodic charm.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we’ll take a listen. 

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