Classics of the Phonograph

Playing the Pops

Grant Llewellyn

Grant Llewellyn By User: Ncsymphony – Author Transferred from en.wikipedia, Public Domain

In the days when you could buy a classical "single" with an overture or a pair of marches or arias on one 78 rpm disc, some of the most famous conductors of that era took part in the recording of the more popular end of the repertory. Such discs sold in great numbers, and the "single" disc gave prominence to short pieces that tend to get lost on LPs or CDs.

On this week’s Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM 90.9, we will hear some of the great maestros playing the classical "pops."