Saint Louis Symphony

September 09, 2017
 
Powell Symphony Hall, located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Opened 1925, rebuilt 1968.

Powell Symphony Hall, located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Opened 1925, rebuilt 1968.

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The Saint Louis Symphony is one of America's oldest orchestras, and its history in the 20th century shows a long climb to its present eminent position. Several conductors have led this orchestra with distinction. Vladimir Golschmann, maestro from 1931 to 1956, specialized in modern French music. Czech born Walter Susskind, conductor from 1968 to 1976, brought insight into the music of Smetana and Dvorak.

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


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