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The Recording Industry Association of America says record album sales grew a whopping 61% last year — and reached $1 billion for the first time since the 1980s.
Music lovers sent vinyl record sales soaring during the pandemic, giving retailers something to cheer on Record Store Day: Saturday, June 12.
Though firmly avant-garde, Standing On The Corner’s talents have earned them notoriety among mainstream acts. Now, the “post-genre” ensemble’s distinctive musical palette has grown to include classical music.
The multi-sensory, ritualistic experience of listening to a vinyl record transcends any digital playlist. And whether they’re new or vintage, you’ll want to make sure that your prized classical albums are well cared for.
We’d like to share some information worth celebrating — literally! Here are 23 holidays and celebrations to make sure you have classical music on your calendar!
Though Larry primarily features CDs on his program, over several decades his collection has evolved into over 5,000 recordings, including LPs and original 78RPM discs dating back to 1901.
WFMT host Kerry Frumkin has picked 5 of his favorite classical recordings. But it’s better to listen to them on vinyl.
Hearing is not the same as listening, and WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin suggests that in the digital age, vinyl might help us listen better.