Classics of the Phonograph

The Also Serve

Joseph Flummerfelt conducting

Joseph Flummerfelt

Although the star conductor may get the lion’s share of credit for a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, behind every performance there is a largely unsung hero or heroine, the choral conductor. He or she prepares the chorus and hands it over to the orchestral conductor for final rehearsal and performance.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will explore the work of Joseph Flummerfelt, who, with his Westminster Chorus, prepared almost 600 choral performances with the New York Philharmonic.