Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

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 , to perform 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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Kurt Vonnegut and L.J. Davis and the Novelist's Relationship to Community

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This May 1, 1978 interview was the third Vonnegut had with Walter James Miller.
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William Orton Tewson - WNYC Literary Critic (1928-1934)

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 The New York Times, Hearst newspapers, and was the editor of The New York Evening Post's literary review.

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Caesar's Commentaries

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."
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Kurt Vonnegut on Slapstick, His Sci-Fi Family Novel

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...
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Ted Cott: WNYC Wunderkind

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

He was hired as a ticket taker for Staten Island Ferry and reported for work at WNYC.
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Consider the Interpreters

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."
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Kurt Vonnegut on Breakfast of Champions

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.”
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"Are You A Highbrow?"

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."
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Twentieth Century Magic

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.
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The American Composer

Monday, November 25, 2013

"The music of America is no longer a foundling, a stepchild or an outcast in its own country."
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The Position of Women in Music

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.
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Bach is a Modern

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Yes, Bach is a modern. A present-day band-arranger gives free rein to the performer--and so did Bach."
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My Day With WQXR

Monday, November 04, 2013

"WQXR has twined itself to the context of my life in an almost obsessive way."
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Zaven 'Doc' Masoomian

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

He helped make WQXR what it is today.
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"What About This American Music?"

Monday, October 28, 2013

"American Music is here to be reckoned with, lustily growing, and confident."
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