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Isaac Stern

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

Isaac Stern introduces music cuts (not included):

Concerto in A Minor by Bach (describes his first meeting with Pablo Cassals)
Sonata in A Minor by Cesar Franck
[answers the question: which is your favorite work?]
Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra by Brahms
Suite Espanola by Defaya



Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 72660
Municipal archives id: LT3873

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