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?



Music Hall (with Exposition Halls) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By Wholtone - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7082092
November 18, 2017

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Hear recordings from one of America's oldest.


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
November 11, 2017

Charles Ives’ Second Symphony

Hear Leonard Bernstein’s radio and record premieres of the work.


Rachmaninoff in 1921, photographed by Kubey Rembrandt.
BY KUBEY REMBRANDT (PHILADEPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - THIS IMAGE IS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNITED STATES LIBRARY OF CONGRESS'S PRINTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS DIVISION UNDER THE DIGITAL ID CPH.3A40575.THIS TAG DOES NOT INDICATE THE COPYRIGHT STATUS OF THE ATTACHE
November 04, 2017

Sergei Rachmaninoff

From his staples to his lesser known work. 


Karl Goldmark
By József Kossak - Sport & Salon, vol. 18, nr. 3 (16 January 1915), p.11http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=sus&datum=19150116&seite=11, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18490636
October 28, 2017

Karl Goldmark

Learn more about this important figure in late 19th century Vienna.


radio
By Stefan Kühn - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=105738
October 21, 2017

Underground repertory

Some are popular with radio listeners, but their music was largely unheard in the concert halls.


National Museum of Cinema, Turin, Italy.
By Carmelo Speltino from Torre del Greco - MGMUploaded by SunOfErat, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30559348
October 14, 2017

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

In 1946, the famous Hollywood studio decided to sell records.


Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center), auditorium seen from Family Circle
By Photo: Andreas Praefcke - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2243016
October 07, 2017

Dueling opera genres

Talking opera overture vs. intermezzos.


Sinatra in 1955
By NBC Television - eBayfront backfull release, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44210090
September 30, 2017

Frank Sinatra, is that you?

Some believe the Italian conductor Guido Cantelli looked like Frank Sinatra. 


portrait of Raff, 1878
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September 23, 2017

Joachim Raff

The revival of a once forgotten composer.


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