Morton Gould

Sunday, August 17, 1952

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No music on this recording. Ins and Outs only.

Morton Gould introduces Pavanne from American Symphonette No. 2.

He then introduces three arrangements of other's works:
"Curtain Time"
"Bewitched" from the Broadway play "Pal Joey"
"Mine" from Gershwin's "Let 'em Eat Cake"
"So in Love" from "Kiss Me Kate"

Next, he discusses the composition of various works:
"Boogie Woogie Etude"
"Concerto for Orchestra" later renamed "Interplay"
"Big City Blues"

The Gould introduces Tchaikovsky's "The Months."

He then discusses a familiar work, an example of "continental music" that Gould rearranged, "Espana Cani"

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72688
Municipal archives id: LT3888

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The gifted musicians and critics from this program, many of them still revered today, offer their talents to the radio-listening public. Brief but probing introductions of musical performances (which are not included in the archival collection) enthrall the listener and span genres.  

The show, which was broadcast from 1952 to 1955, included guests such as composer Morton Gould, pianist and composer Walter Hendl, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, pianist Gyorgy Sandor, composer Elie Siegmeister, music commentator Walter Stegman, and violinist Isaac Stern.  

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