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Howard Hanson

Wednesday, February 16, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Howard Hanson introduces music, acting as both "conductor and commentator." The music is not on this recording.

Samuel Barber, the overture "School for Scandal" performed by the Eastman-Rochester ...

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Opening Concert from Town Hall

Friday, February 12, 1954

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Opening concert for the 15th Annual American Music Festival.

Seymour Siegel introduces the program by discussing WNYC's role in opening a "channel of communication in a democracy" and ...

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Wallingford Riegger

Monday, February 01, 1954

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Wallingford Riegger introduces music, the music is not on this recording.

Arthur Foote, "Suite in E" performed by the Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, directed by Howard Hanson.
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Opening Concert

Thursday, February 12, 1953

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14th Annual American Music Festival opening concert featuring:

Sonata for Piano and Percussion by Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Music for Woodwinds by Arthur Berger and Ivan Langstroth
Suite ...

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13th Annual Festival

Tuesday, February 12, 1952

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Town Hall concert. Madam Serge Koussevitzky gives Koussevitzky Foundation Award to WNYC for the American Music Festival. Interview with Elie Seigmeister. 7 sides.

Seymour N. Siegel speaks, ...

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Opening Concert from Town Hall

Monday, February 12, 1951

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Seymour Siegel welcomes the audience to the opening day of the American Music Festival at Town Hall. He notes that WNYC stresses the importance of fine music to the radio listener. ...

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Rex Wilder Chorus Town Hall Concert

Monday, March 27, 1950

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Rex Wilder Chorus and the Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Saidenberg perform works by Ned Rorem, Ethel Glenn Hier, Burrill Phillips, John Duke, Cecil Dargetty, and Samuel Barber.

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Teddy Wilson Interview

Saturday, February 18, 1950

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Interview only. Musical selections not on record.

Musical training? Piano for a year, then violin for a couple of years. Classical and spirituals, no jazz at first. First ...

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Benny Goodman Interview

Friday, February 17, 1950

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Interview only. Musical selections not on record.
Talks about bop and the future of dance music.

Which band do you consider your best? The original band in ...

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Concert by the Society for Forgotten Music Quartet

Tuesday, February 14, 1950

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David Randolph hosts the concert from the Music School Settlement of East 3rd Street, Manhattan.

Works by Henry Hadley, Alexander Reinagle, Francis Hopkinson, Charles Martin Loeffler, Horatio Parker ...

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American Jazz Concert

Saturday, February 19, 1949

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Incomplete.

Begins with clarinetist Tony Parenti playing an unnamed ragtime tune for an audience.

Parenti plays "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin with piano accompaniment ...

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Music for Young People : The Music Maestro

Saturday, February 19, 1949

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Story concert by the Music Maestro.

The orchestra plays "On the Trail" from Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite." And the maestro tells the story of a pack mule.


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Town Hall Concert

Tuesday, February 15, 1949

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10th Annual WNYC American Music Festival, February 15, 1949

Performances by Maurice Wilk, Kenneth Spencer, Paul Olefsky, and the New York Woodwind Quintet. Music by Halsey Stevens, William ...

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NY Philharmonic Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 17, 1948

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Incomplete. Begins abruptly.

New York Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsal of Richard Strauss' Don Quixote at Carnegie Hall.
Bruno Walter, Conducting


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC ...

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Opening Concert from Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, February 12, 1947

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Opening concert for the 8th Annual American Music Festival, a Gala Concert for Contemporary American Music featuring Carol Brice, Kenneth Spencer, Vivian Rivkin and the David Randolph Chamber Chorus, in honor ...

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The Music of Ned Rorem

Tuesday, February 19, 1946

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Program # 112. Janet Lauren, soprano; Leslie Oaks, flutist; Ellen Greenberg, violinist; Announcer presents brief biography of the 21-year-old Rorem. Performance of suite of three pieces entitled Hades, Noon, Spring; Four ...

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"Great American folk singers" : [Leadbelly].

Monday, February 18, 1946

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Leadbelly (credited on label as "Honey Leadbetter") "knocks himself out" singing excerpts from the following songs:

Irene, goodnight
Shout on
Every time I feel the spirit ...

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Ruth Neal sings folk songs.

Monday, February 18, 1946

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Spunky folk singer Ruth Neal of Gainesville, Fla., of great voice and ample guitar skill, performs her five favorite American folk songs. Leadbelly listens in from the control room.
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Oscar Brand sings folk songs (Program 112).

Sunday, February 17, 1946

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Folk singer Oscar Brand returns "in civvies" to perform in the United States. He performs on guitar and banjo.

Willie Lee
I got a mule
Cindy ...

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Susan Reed

Sunday, February 17, 1946

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Eighteen year-old South Carolina folk singer (as well as Café Society darling and WNYC favorite) Susan Reed performs in American Music Festival's program no. 94, accompanied by her Irish harp and ...

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