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      WFMT Collectors' Corner with Henry Fogel

      Collectors' Corner with Henry Fogel

      Sundays at 8:00 pm

      Collectors' Corner host Henry Fogel

      Henry Fogel is dean and distinguished professor of the arts at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Prior to academia, he ran the League of American Orchestras. Between 1985 and 2003, he served as president and CEO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Earlier in his career he ran the National Symphony in Washington, D.C.

      Radio has always been a passion for Henry Fogel; from 1963 to 1978 he was vice president and program director of radio station WONO in Syracuse, New York.

      In addition to running the CCPA at Roosevelt, Dean Fogel continues to consult with orchestra managers around the country.

      Collectors’ Corner is about discovering and rediscovering music that rocked the world in days gone by. Host Henry Fogel crafts an historical narrative out of his personal record collection, a treasury amassed from decades of jaunts to record stores and resale shops across the globe.

      "Collectors’ Corner features a wide range of recordings that I feel are true classics of the industry...either unusual repertoire that I feel deserve a wider public, or performances unique in their interpretive profile, sense of commitment, and intensity. Many of these recordings are long out-of-print, or hard to locate in the United States."

      —Henry Fogel

      Program Schedule

      January 4, 2015

      The First Recording of Authentic Orchestration of the Ragtime Opera

      Joplin: Treemonisha (soloists, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and Singers)

      January 11, 2015

      Recordings Conducted by Frank Shipway

      Strauss: An Alpine Symphony (Sao Paulo Symphony)
      Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5 in E Minor (Royal Philharmonic)

      January 18, 2015

      Grigory Ginzburg Plays Russian Music

      Rubinstein: Piano Concerto #4 in D Minor (with State Academy Orchestra)
      Rubinstein: Etude #2 in F
      Balakirev: Islamey
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3
      Tchaikovsky: Gran Sonate in G Major
      Miaskovsky: Song and Rhapsody
      Medtner: Sonata Reminiscenza in A Minor

      January 25, 2015

      Richter Plays Liszt

      Sviatoslav Richter in a program of the music of Franz Liszt, all recorded in live performance.

      February 1, 2015

      The Authentic French Vocal Style

      Gounod: Faust: Highlights (Alain Vanzo, other soloists). Classical Quarterly
      Plus recordings by Vanzo and other great French singers.

      February 8, 2015

      Kodaly Conducts Kodaly

      Peacock Variations (Philadelphia Orchestra)
      Summer Evening (Budapest Philharmonic)
      Budavari Te Deum (soloists, Budapest Chorus, Hungarian State Orchestra)
      Concerto for Orchestra (Budapest Philharmonic)
      Psalmus Hungaricus (Budapest Chorus; Hungarian State Orchestra)

      February 15, 2015

      Music by George Whitefield Chadwick

      Adonais: Elegiac Overture (Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra)
      Aphrodite (Serebrier, Bournemouth Symphony)
      Pastoral Prelude (Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra)
      Sinfonietta in D (Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra)
      Symphonic Sketches (Hanson, Eastman)
      Elegy in Memory of Horatio Parker (Serebrier, Bournemouth Symphony)

      February 22, 2015

      Leonard Bernstein and the Israel Philharmonic I

      Dvorak Slavonic Dances, op. 46, No. 3
      Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite
      Mahler: Symphony No. 9

      March 1, 2015

      Leonard Bernstein and the Israel Philharmonic II

      Bernstein: Facsimile
      Bernstein: Mass: 3 Meditations (Rostropovich)
      Bloch: Schelomo (Mischa Maisky, cello)
      Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World

      March 8, 2015

      Rozhdestvensky Conducts Shostakovich – Live Performances

      Symphony No. 10 in E Minor (USSR Ministry of Culture Orchestra)
      Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major (USSR Ministry of Culture Orchestra)
      Suite on Verses by Michelangelo Buonarrotti (Nesterenko, USSR Radio Orchestra)

      March 15, 2015

      An Historic Performance of Turandot

      Puccini: Turandot (Nilsson; Corelli; Vishnevskaya; Gavazzeni, cond; La Scala Orchestra and Chorus). La Scala Memories 6

      March 22, 2015

      Music of Kurt Atterberg I

      Symphony No. 6, Dollar (Jarvi, Gothenburg)
      Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra (Jarvi, Gothenburg)
      Alven–The River (Rasilainen, Hannover Philharmonic)
      Symphony No. 4, Piccola (Jarvi, Gothenburg)
      Sinfonia for Strings (Wallin, Orchestra)

      March 29, 2015

      Music of Kurt Atterberg II

      Cello Concerto (Thomnas-Mifune; Rickenbacher; Berlin Radio)
      En Värmlandsrapsodie (Jarvi, Gothenburg)
      Piano Concerto (Smith, Anderson, Gavle Symphony)
      Symphony No. 3, West Coast Pictures (Ehrling, Stockholm Philharmonic)
      Prelude and Fugue (Wallin, Orch)