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?



Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Completed in 1982.

By Caseyjonz - Own work, Public Domain

November 17, 2018

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

This orchestra started in 1916, but its modern history dates from 1965.


Claude Debussy in 1908

By Nadar, Public Domain

November 10, 2018

Choruses in Symphonic Music

Hear from these composers, and others, who wrote wordless choruses.


Violin on sheet music

CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

November 03, 2018

Gil Shaham

The world famous violinist and Urbana native.


Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

Wikimedia Commons

October 27, 2018

Fritz Busch

He made history by conducting the first complete recordings of three of Mozart's great operas.


painting of Henry Purcell's face

Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

October 20, 2018

Henry Purcell

Hear more from the one of England's greatest composers.


a stack of CDs

By mutednarayan - CD stack 02, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

October 13, 2018

Deutsche Grammophon

Remembering the mono era across 51 CDs.


Ruggiero Ricci as a young boy in between a man and a woman

By Bundesarchiv, Public Domain via WIkimedia Commons

October 06, 2018

Ruggiero Ricci

An American violinist and Paganini specialist.


Monteux during his conductorship of Les Ballets Russes, c. 1912

"Photo de Monde Musical" - Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

September 29, 2018

Pierre Monteux

Putting a French touch on French music. 


Flute on top of sheets of music.

By Petar Milošević - Own work. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

September 22, 2018

Dueling flutes

Jean Pierre Rampal vs. James Galway: Hear their distinctive tone playing the same music.


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