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?


portrait of Raff, 1878
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September 23, 2017

Joachim Raff

The revival of a once forgotten composer.


hand playing piano
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September 16, 2017

Artur Schnabel

The famous pianist was also a renowned teacher.


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

Saint Louis Symphony

Learn more about one of America's oldest orchestras.


someone playing the violin
By Derek Bridges [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons
August 26, 2017

Famous violinists

Hear works from Mischa Elman and Jacques Thibaud.


Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles,
By Pedro Szekely from Los Angeles, USA - Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24326810
August 19, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

Hear some of the work of more recent conductors of this orchestra, which has become world famous in recent decades.


Bruno Walter (conductor, 1876-1962), signed picturepostcard, dated: "Wien 30. April 1912"
By photographer W(enzel) Weis (1858-1930), Wien, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 67 - Andrea1903, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4503614
August 12, 2017

Bruno Walter: Vienna Farewells

The famous conductor had to leave Vienna just before the Nazi takeover in 1938.


Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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August 05, 2017

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

From the 1890s on, he was the most famous performing artist.


Bernstein conducting the New York City Symphony (1945)
By Fred Palumbo, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c27783, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1273889
July 29, 2017

Leonard Bernstein

His premiere of Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2 in 1951.


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