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Yehudi Menuhin

Sunday, February 27, 1955

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

Menuhin introduces Mozart Sonata in B Flat Major (K. 454) and discusses reading about an orchestra's visit to the Amazon and the local people's positive response to the work of Mozart. ...

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Concert and Recording Music

Sunday, June 27, 1954

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Speaker unidentified.

He gives his opinions on the differences between concert music and recorded music.

He notes the pressure of early recordings when they were ...

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Edwin Franko Goldman

Monday, June 21, 1954

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Edwin Franko Goldman discusses his life and career. He moved to New York at age eight, and by fifteen he was a professional musician, at seventeen he became a member of ...

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The Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Friday, June 18, 1954

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Lady Burleigh discusses the history of Glyndebourne Festival Opera in London.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 72653
Municipal archives id: LT3075

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Jack Lowe and Arthur Whittemore

Wednesday, June 02, 1954

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Jack Lowe and Arthur Whittemore discuss the "two piano field." The public thought of two pianos as a novelty, but Lowe and Whittemore think that two pianos offer many opportunities for ...

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Anna Russell

Friday, May 28, 1954

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Anna Russell answers questions on her career in music: Would you prefer a serious concert career? Do you draw upon your experience in your material?


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal ...

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Antal Dorati

Friday, May 21, 1954

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Antal Dorati speaks on some of the problems confronting an American symphony orchestra director.

Dorati notes that as the principal conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra he feels ...

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What is the Future of Opera in English?

Wednesday, November 04, 1953

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

This episode of Speaking of Music varies from the usual format, instead of an individual artist discussing music, four experts converse on the subject.

Guests include:
Dr. ...

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Alfred Zwiebel

Thursday, February 19, 1953

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Alfred Zwiebel hosts, discussing the recent presentation of an English translation of La Bohème.

Zwiebel believes it is necessary that the American audience be able to listen ...

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Warwick Braithwaite

Tuesday, January 27, 1953

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Warwick Braithwaite, conductor at Covent Garden, London hosts. Braithwaite is in New York City for a few days on his way to New Zealand.

Ballet recordings Braithwaite ...

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Alfred Sweibel

Tuesday, January 20, 1953

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Record collector Alfred Sweibel discusses recordings of many famous stage works of the 20th century. He plays music for much of the show.

Sweibel plays excerpts of ...

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Walter Stegman

Tuesday, December 30, 1952

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Linguist, record collector, and translator of opera libretti Walter Stegman hosts.

He plays excerpt from first act of Verdi's La Traviata (performed in German) and then discusses linguistics ...

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Elie Siegmeister

Thursday, December 25, 1952

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Elie Siegmeister discusses music of the Ozarks.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 72669
Municipal archives id: LT3878

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Mrs. Hicks

Monday, November 24, 1952

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Mrs. Hicks talks about the Composers Forum and music criticism; plays musical selections (not included):

Cantata of Brian Dougherty, "Romeo and Juliet"
Trio of violin, clarinet and ...

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Alan Shulman

Sunday, November 23, 1952

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No music appears on this recording. Ins and Outs only.

Alan Shulman notes that he is very nervous about his appearance on this program, where he will be ...

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Alan Shulman Promos

Sunday, November 23, 1952

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Multiple cuts of Alan Shulman's promo for Speaking of Music.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 72656
Municipal archives id: LT3501

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Leopold Stokowski

Sunday, November 16, 1952

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No music in this recording. Ins and Outs only.

Leopold Stokowski comments on the music of Debussy, Stravinsky, Petrouchka and Percy Grainger.


Audio courtesy of the NYC ...

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Don Gillis

Monday, November 03, 1952

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Don Gillis opens by explaining that he will be speaking about himself in the third person for the whole program, rather than say "I" the whole show.

He ...

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Alec Templeton

Sunday, October 12, 1952

The maestro on Debussy, Ravel and more.

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Hans Heinsheimer

Thursday, October 02, 1952

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No music on this recording. Ins and Outs only.

Hans Heinsheimer, a music publisher, describes his profession as the "forgotten man in music." He notes that his work ...

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