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Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

The Classics on Broadway

Monday, March 24, 2014

Robert Russell Bennett - "He is famous both as a composer and as an orchestrator."
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Who Likes Good Music?*

Monday, March 17, 2014

"Of course some letters come from "cranks"...but most of our letters come from people who are deeply interested in radio as the newest means of mass communication."
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A Statement Regarding "Singing Commercials" *

Monday, March 10, 2014

"The station has found that "singing commercials" are too much of a transition from good music and that they are apt to create ill will among WQXR listeners."
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Music - A War Essential

Monday, March 03, 2014

Why we need music in wartime.
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Enjoy WNYC's Tube Noise-Free Sound? You're Not Alone

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thomas Edison's 'right hand man' praises WNYC's static-free sound in this 1936 missive.

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It's All in the Day's Work

Monday, February 24, 2014

The inner workings of WQXR revealed!
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Modern Music and the Rush to the Exits

Monday, February 17, 2014

"Something has happened to take the sting out of the adjective 'modern' when applied to music."
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Lenin's Favorite Songs

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Soviet hit parade.
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Happy Cosmonautics Day, and Other Fascinating Moments From Radio Moscow

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

WNYC tried to bridge the cultural Cold War-divide by periodically airing some Radio Moscow programs.
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The Commentator's Responsibility to the Listener

Monday, February 03, 2014

"The commentator cannot indulge in blatant cheers as victory piles on victory, and America's casualties mount with those victories."
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It's A Matter Of Opinion

Monday, January 27, 2014

"You cowards! Go on and play the rest of the Alban Berg Quartet...We can take it, but can you dish it out? I doubt it."
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Vonnegut on Deadeye Dick, a Story of "Gun Nuts and Nukes"

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In this archival interview, the famed author defends his fiction against critics who to pan his writing, comparing his detractors to “circus geeks” who “bite the heads off chickens fo...
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An I.O.U. to Music

Monday, January 20, 2014

"Today, people need sorely a music which will remind them that their tottering material world is not everything; that it is not even very important."
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Some Reflections on Rachmaninoff and His Music

Monday, January 13, 2014

"His rare smile could be more contagious laughter; and his wit, while distinctly dry, was never acid."
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Music in a Democracy

Monday, January 06, 2014

"Most lovers of music in America have taken it for granted that no attempt will  be made to ban the works of "enemy" composers during this war."
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A Declaration of Independence for the Listener

Monday, December 30, 2013

"Fortunately there is no Kultur-Kammer in America. There is no such word as ought in the vocabulary of the American listener."
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Kurt Vonnegut on Jailbird, His Watergate Novel

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut tells us why he abandoned the sketchy sci-fi plot lines in favor of a sharp-eyed political realism of what has come to be known as his “Watergate novel,” Jailbird.
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Concert Pianist Irene Jacobi: WNYC American Music Festival, 1943

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

At the height of World War II, WNYC invited concert pianist Irene Jacobi and her husband, composer Frederick Jacobi, to perform some of his works for the station's fourth annual American Music Festival.

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The Radio Conductor

Monday, December 23, 2013

"The art of conducting for radio is about to enter a new phase--the development of Frequency Modulation broadcasting--which will make even greater demands on specialized skills."
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