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?

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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.
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October 14, 2017


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

Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center), auditorium seen from Family Circle
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October 07, 2017

Dueling opera genres

Talking opera overture vs. intermezzos.

Sinatra in 1955
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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.

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
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August 26, 2017

Famous violinists

Hear works from Mischa Elman and Jacques Thibaud.

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