Classics of the Phonograph

The Frick Collection

Painting of Beethoven

"Beethoven" by Joseph Karl Stieler - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia

The pianist Artur Schnabel and the violinist Joseph Szigeti had the reputation of being among the most insightful and intelligent musicians of the first half of the 20th century. On April 4, 1948, they gave a recital at the Frick Museum in New York. Their performance of Sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven was broadcast, and recordings of that concert have become collector's items. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear selections from this famous concert. 


Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, K. 481

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, No. 5, Op. 24,  "Spring", plus some of Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, No. 10