Classics of the Phonograph

Raymond Leppard

Sheets of music on stand on stage.

The British conductor Raymond Leppard (1927-2019) died this past October. Leppard was famous for arrangements  of operas by Monteverdi and Cavalli which gave much pleasure to modern opera lovers. He was also for fourteen years the music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble which he helped to rise to new heights of excellence. He also made recordings with this orchestra that we will hear on this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM.