Andy Lanset appears in the following:
Monday, January 13, 2014
"His rare smile could be more contagious laughter; and his wit, while distinctly dry, was never acid."
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."
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."
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.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
At the height of World War II, WNYC invited concert pianist Irene Jacobi , to perform for the station's fourth annual American Music Festival.
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."
Thursday, December 19, 2013
This May 1, 1978 interview was the third Vonnegut had with Walter James Miller.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
W. O. Tewson was an editor and literary critic heard regularly on WNYC between March, 1928 and September, 1934 discussing literature and books. He wrote for
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Monday, December 16, 2013
"I wanted to be a pianist and a surgeon, the general idea being to operate with my right hand and bring comfort and joy to the poor victim by concertizing for him with my left."
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Vonnegut talks about his strange sci-fi tale of fraternal twins who are brilliant when they can interact with each other but only “dull normal” when separated. He reveals that his por...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
He was hired as a ticket taker for Staten Island Ferry and reported for work at WNYC.
Monday, December 09, 2013
"Phonograph records and radio broadcasts have in recent years given the interpreter of music an importance almost equal to that of the composer himself."
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Vonnegut is at the top of his game—confidently proclaiming the novelist’s ability to “make up new myths that people will believe.”
Monday, December 02, 2013
"As far as I can make out, the word "high-brow" in its current connection with music is a synonym for "undesirable."
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The wonders of radio and its potential to be entertaining, educational, amusing, exciting and appealing to the intellectual as well as the average person.
Monday, November 25, 2013
"The music of America is no longer a foundling, a stepchild or an outcast in its own country."
Monday, November 18, 2013
"The number of women in the musical profession has been steadily increasing...The art of music is in a state of hopeless decadence, this phenomenon is inevitable." - Sir Thomas Beecham.
Monday, November 11, 2013
"Yes, Bach is a modern. A present-day band-arranger gives free rein to the performer--and so did Bach."
Monday, November 04, 2013
"WQXR has twined itself to the context of my life in an almost obsessive way."