A man in a studio with a bunch of vinyl records.
Photo by Mike Thomas
June 23, 2017

John Frayne’s News-Gazette column

Each week, John Frayne shares his love for classical music and opera with you on WILL-FM. Did you know he also shares his knowledge via the News-Gazette?


Composer Arnold Schönberg sitting on ground
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June 23, 2018

Who’s afraid of Arnold Schoenberg?

He’s probably the most famous and avoided composer of the 20th Century.


George Enescu in 1930
By E. Joaillier, Paris (photographer) - Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain
June 16, 2018

Famous violinist

Back in 1949, Georges Enescu played at the University of Illinois.


Gidon Kremer playing violin
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June 09, 2018

Gidon Kremer

Learn more about the violinist who took his own path.


Rodgers Console for the BYU-Idaho Ruffatti Organ
By R4rick - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5507480
June 02, 2018

Virgil Fox

Only E. Power Biggs challenged Fox for the place of the most famous organist in America.


Kennedy Center seen from the Potomac River.
By Tom - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10791109
May 26, 2018

The National Symphony Orchestra

How the orchestra acquired a national reputation to march its title.


Leopold Stokowski.
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May 19, 2018

The “Philadelphia Sound”

The famously opulent sound created under Leopold Stokowski.


Jesús López Cobos in 2015
By Franz Johann Morgenbesser from Vienna, Austria - Lopez-Cobos.Jesus&-Brigitte,-Zirm-Mathias-6122, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41149645
May 05, 2018

Jesus Lopez-Cobos

The Spanish conductor recently passed away. Tune in to hear a sampling of his discography.


George Enescu in 1930
By E. Joaillier, Paris (photographer) - Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain
April 28, 2018

Beyond Rumanian Rhapsodies

George Enescu (1881-1955), world famous violinist and teacher, was Rumania's greatest composer.


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