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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

      July 5, 2015

      A Major Work by Franz von Suppé

      Suppé: Requiem in D Minor (vocal soloists, Munich Choir, Profil PH-12061)

      July 12, 2015

      The Art of Jan Lisiecki

      A remarkable young Canadian pianist playing Chopin and Mozart

      July 19, 2015

      The Art of Violinist Zino Francescatti (program 1 of 2)

      Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major (New York Philharmonic/Thomas Schippers, Sony 78760-2)
      Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor (NBC Symphony/Frank Black, Music & Arts 1118)
      Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor (New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein, Sony SMK-47540)
      Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor (Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell, Sony 78760-2)
      Paganini: Variations on I Palpiti (with Eugenio Bagnoli, piano, Music & Arts 1171)

      July 26, 2015

      The Art of Violinist Zino Francescatti (program 2 of 2)

      Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major (New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein, Sony SMK-47540)
      Fauré: Sonata No 2 in C Minor (with Robert Casadesus, piano, Music & Arts 1260)
      Franck: Sonata in A Major (with Casadesus, Music & Arts 1260)
      Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No 4 in D Minor (Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy, Music & Arts 1260)

      August 2, 2015

      Tenor Richard Tucker in Live Performance

      August 9, 2015

      Music by the Danish Composer Vagn Holmboe (program 1 of 2)

      Viola Concerto (Lionel Tomter, viola; Norrkoping Orchestra, DaCapo 6.220599)
      Symphony No 6 (Aarhus Orchestra, Bis CD-573)
      Sinfonia in Memoriam (Aarhus Orchestra, Bis CD-695)
      Symphony No 8, Boreale (Aarhus Orchestra, Bis CD-618)

      August 16, 2015

      Music by the Danish Composer Vagn Holmboe (program 2 of 2)

      Requiem for Nietszche (vocal soloists, Danish National Choir and Orchestra, DaCapo 8.224207)
      Violin Concerto (Norrkoping Orchestra, DaCapo 6.220599)
      The Ill-Tempered Turk Suite. (Aalborg Orchestra)
      Concerto for Orchestra No 10 (Aalborg Orchestra)

      August 23, 2015

      Violinist Joseph Szigeti and Pianist Béla Bartók in Recital at the Library of Congress, 1940

      Music of Beethoven, Bartók, and Debussy, Pristine PACM-084

      August 30, 2015

      A Great Performance of Saint-Saens’ Opera Samson and Delilah

      Samson and Delilah, abridged (Jon Vickers, tenor, other soloists, Netherlands Radio Chorus and Orchestra, Opera d’Oro OPD-7028, from February 29, 1964)

      September 6, 2015

      A Complete Concert with Sir John Barbirolli and the Cologne Radio Orchestra from 1969

      All material taken from ICA Classics ICAC 5096.
      Schubert: Symphony No 4, Tragic
      Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Gerald English, tenor; Hermann Baumann, horn)
      SIBELIUS: Symphony No 2

      September 13, 2015

      The Yevgeny Mravinsky Tchaikovsky Recordings Transferred by Pristine (program 1 of 2)

      All recorded with the Leningrad Philharmonic.
      Symphony No 4 (Pristine PASC-396)
      Francesca da Rimini (Erato 45757-2)
      Symphony No 5 (Pristine PASC-396)

      September 20, 2015

      The Yevgen Mravinsky Tchaikovsky Recordings Transferred by Pristine (program 2 of 2)

      All recorded with the Leningrad Philharmonic.
      Symphony No 6 (Pristine PASC-396)
      Piano Concerto No 1 in B-Flat Minor (Sviatoslav Richter, piano, Chant du Monde LDC- 278848
      The Nutcracker: excerpts (Japanese BMG/Melodiya BVCX-8024-27)

      September 27, 2015

      Music by the Russian Composer Georgi Catoire (program 1 of 2)

      Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Poema (David Oistrakh, violin, Doremi 7720)
      Symphony in C Minor, Op 7 (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Dutton CDLX-7298)
      Piano Quartet in A Minor (Room Music, Hyperion CDA-67512)
      Piano Trio in F Minor (Room Music, Hyperion CDA-67512)
      Elegy (David Oistrakh, violin, Doremi 7720)