David Brookman

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David Brookman opens by telling listeners that music is not meant to be in the background while you talk or play bridge or house, "music wasn't composed for your comfort, it was composed for your serious consideration. Don't try to have music come down to your level, it won't do it!"

Brookman then goes on to read two letters written by Mozart.
He introduces "Rondo in D Major" by Mozart, played by Edwin Fischer.

He then talks at length about Hector Berlioz, and recommends his autobiography before introducing "March to the Scaffold" from Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique."

Brookman then speaks of George Bizet, and introduces the last movement of "Symphony in C."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72680
Municipal archives id: LT3872