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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

      April 19, 2015

      An historic Walküre from the Met

      WAGNER: Die Walküre excerpts (Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Erich Leinsdorf conducting, Sony 42717)

      April 26, 2015

      Music by Reynaldo Hahn

      Violin Concerto (Maguelone MAG-111.106)
      Piano Concerto (Pearl GEMM-0157)
      Bal de Beatrice Suite (Pearl GEMM-0003)
      Suite Hongroise (Maguelone MAG-111.106)
      Plus a selection of songs

      May 3, 2015

      Music by Tor Aulin

      Violin Concerto No. 2 in A Minor (Sterling 1050)
      Master Olof (CPO 777775-2)
      A Stormy Day (Musica Sveciae MSCD-618)
      Three Dances from Gotland (CPO 777775-2)
      Violin Concerto No. 3 in C Minor (Naxos 8.554287)

      May 10, 2015

      Erno Dohnanyi — Composer, Conductor, Pianist (Program 1/3)

      DOHNANYI: American Rhapsody (Chandos 9647)
      DOHNANYI: String Quartet #2 (Pristince PACM-068)
      DOHNANYI: Variations on A Nursery Tune (Dohnanyi, Boult, Royal Philharmonic, EMI 63183-2)
      DOHNANYI: Symphony No. 2 (Chandos 9455)

      May 17, 2015

      Erno Dohnanyi — Composer, Conductor, Pianist (Program 2/3)

      MOZART: Piano Concerto #17 in G (Dohnanyi, Budapest Phil, Pristine PASC- 252)
      LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 (Dohnanyi, Pristine PASC-252)
      BERLIOZ: Rakoczy March (Pristine PASC-252)
      DOHNANYI: Variations on A Nursery Tune (Dohnanyi, Collingswood, London Symphony, Pristine PASC-252)
      DOHNANYI: Suite for Orchestra (EMI 63183-2)
      J STRAUSS JR: Gypsy Baron: Treasure Waltz (Philips 422308)

      May 24, 2015

      Erno Dohnanyi — Composer, Conductor, Pianist (Program 3/3)

      DOHNANYI: Symphony No. 1 in d (Chandos 9647)
      DOHNANYI: Cello Sonata (Nonesuch 79016)
      DOHNANYI: Etudes de Concert, Nos. 4-6 (Dohnanyi, Philips 422308)
      BEETHOVEN: Andante Favori (Dohnanyi, Philips 422308)
      DOHNANYI: Ruralia Hungarica: Excerpts (Dohnanyi, London Symphony, Pristine PASC 252)
      DOHNANYI: Rhapsodies, Op. 11: No. 1 (Dohnanyi, Pristine PASC-381)