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Collectors' Corner with Henry Fogel

Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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The series includes a broad range of orchestral, vocal, chamber and solo-instrumental music.

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For more information about this free long running series, please contact:
Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112
Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114

After the huge success of The Callas Legacy and The Art of Wilhelm Furtwängler, Henry Fogel returned with Collectors’ Corner. Mr. Fogel had the following thoughts: “The series will present a wide range of recordings that I feel are true classics of the industry. Recordings to be included will feature either unusual repertoire that I feel deserves a wider public, or performances unique in their interpretive profile, sense of commitment, and intensity. Many of these recordings will be long out-of-print, or hard to locate in the United States.”

Host Henry Fogel has held many important and influential posts in the classical music world, including being appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in August, 1985, and resigned from his position as President in 2003. In addition to his work as host, Henry Fogel’s radio experience includes a stint as former Vice President and Program Director of radio station WONO in Syracuse, New York, where he conceived the first radio fundraising marathon for an orchestra, a format which has become popular throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Fogel has acted as producer and broadcast host for over 100 radiothons for some 26 different orchestras. The radiothon concept has raised in total over $60 million for orchestras on this continent since Mr. Fogel started the concept in 1968.

A native of New York City, and a passionate Chinese cook, Henry Fogel received his education at Syracuse University, and studied for three years under Virginia Lee, author of the New York Times Chinese Cookbook. He and his wife Frances have a son, Karl, and a daughter, Holly, and four grandchildren.

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Please login to PRX.org to preview program audio.For more information about this free long running series, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114 After the huge success of The Callas Legacy and The Art of Wilhelm Furtwängler, Henry Fogel returned with Collectors’ Corner. Mr. Fogel had the following thoughts: “The series will present a wide range of recordings that I feel are true classics of the industry. Recordings to be included will feature either unusual repertoire that I feel deserves a wider public, or performances unique in their interpretive profile, sense of commitment, and intensity. Many of these recordings will be long out-of-print, or hard to locate in the United States.”Host Henry Fogel has... Show full description


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This is the second week we listen to the golden years of Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi with recordings from the 1950's and 1960's. Program 2 of 2.

  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we hear recordings from Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi from the 1950's and 1960's. Program 1 of 2.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:15
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This week is the final program in a four-part series of music conducted by Otto Klemperer, including works by Mahler and Mozart.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week is the third program in a four-part series of music conducted by Otto Klemperer, including works by Schoenberg, Mozart, Beethoven, and Fa...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:31
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This week is the second program in a four-part series of music conducted by Otto Klemperer, including works by Bruckner, Mahler, and more.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week is the first program in a four-part series of music conducted by Otto Klemperer, including works by Beethoven and Brahms.

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week Robert Kajanus conducts Sibelius' first and second symphonies.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we hear Anton Bruckner's Mass No. 2 in e minor and Mass No. 3 in f minor.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we listen to very early studio recordings by Maria Callas from the beginning of her career.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:31
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This week we will explore the art of Raoul von Koczalski, who was a piano student of Chopin's last teaching assistant and may be the closet link we...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we hear British alto, Janet Baker, in a huge range of repertoire.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we dedicate an entire program to the music of Iranian-American composer Reza Vali.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:26
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This week we hear the great Swiss pianist, Edwin Fischer, particularly a specialist in the music of Bach and Mozart. Program 2 of 2.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:09
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This week we hear the great Swiss pianist, Edwin Fischer, particularly a specialist in the music of Bach and Mozart. Program 1 of 2.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:31
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In the final program of a four week Mahler series, we will hear Kirill Kondrashin conduct Mahler's first and sixth symphonies.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Over the next two weeks, we will hear Kirill Kondrashin conduct Mahler symphonies. This week includes Mahler's Symphony No. 7.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Over the next three weeks, we will hear Kirill Kondrashin conduct Mahler symphonies. This week includes Mahler's Symphony No. 3.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30