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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

      December 29

      The Furtwängler Sound

      In this first of six broadcasts of transfers from the website www.furtwanglersound.com, Henry features the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler leading the Berlin and Vienna philharmonic orchestras in music by Beethoven, Weber, Richard Strauss, and Ravel.

      January 5

      The Furtwängler Sound

      Transfers from www.furtwanglersound.com tonight feature the Ninth Symphonies of Schubert and Bruckner with Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.

      January 12

      The Furtwängler Sound

      A Berlin Philharmonic concert from 1947: all Beethoven.

      January 19

      The Furtwängler Sound

      More transfers from www.furtwanglersound.com: music by Mozart, Gluck, Sibelius, and Richard Strauss with Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting the Berlin philharmonic.

      January 26

      The Furtwängler Sound

      Symphonies by Brahms and Bruckner from www.furtwanglersound.com

      May 25

      The Art of Tenor Mario Lanz


      June 1

      A Russian Werther

      Jules Massenet’s opera Werther recorded by Russian soloists with the Moscow Radio Orchestra (Myto MCD-974.165)

      June 8

      Piano Music by the Swedish Composer Wilhelm Stenhammar


      June 15

      Music by Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996): A Russian Composer of Polish Origin


      June 22

      The Art of Soprano Astrid Varnay


      June 29

      Music by Hans Rott

      Henry notes that this Austrian composer who died young (1858-1884) “could have been a rival of Mahler.”

      July 6

      Music by Nicolas Flagello, Part 1


      July 13

      Music by Nicolas Flagello, Part 2


      July 20

      Rare Recordings by Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra


      July 27

      An All-Puccini Concert from 1954

      To observe the 30th anniversary of the composer’s death, arias and duets were performed and recorded by soprano Renata Tebaldi, tenor Giuseppe di Stefano, and baritone Giuseppe Taddei (Fonit-Cetra CDC-8).