Andre Kostelanetz

Sunday, July 20, 1952

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

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

Andre Kostelanetz first discusses Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. He introduces each of three sections, describing the story being told in each.

-Empress of the Pagoda.

-Cuban Overture

-Gershwin Concerto in F

-Excerpts from Swan Lake

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72689
Municipal archives id: LT3890

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