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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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60 Pieces

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:01
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This program features piano concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Sgambati, all performed by Jorge Bolet.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:31
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A program of light classics that used to be part of the repertoire and have largely vanished. Music by Auber, Franck, Tchaikovsky, Suppe, Weber, Ro...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we hear a historic Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week is the second program in a two part series dedicated to Furtwangler's greatest Brahms recordings. In this episode we feature his third an...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:01
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This week begins the two part series dedicated to Furtwangler's greatest Brahms recordings. In this episode we feature his first two symphonies.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week conductor Frank Shipway leads the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in works by Elgar, Hindemith, and Schumann.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:31
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This week we hear a brilliant new recording of Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera Zazà from the Opera Rara label.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:01
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This week we feature the art of the wonderful American violinist Oscar Shumsky.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This is the second program that features only works conducted by Thomas Beecham.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This program features only works conducted by Thomas Beecham

  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30

  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we hear the music of Katherine Hoover, including her Requiem for the Innocent.

  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week we feature a young Yehudi Menuhin playing works by Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Dvorak.

  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:31
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This week we hear the young Yehudi Menuhin in recordings of Violin Concertos by Elgar, Bach, and Brahms.

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:31

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This episode contains only music composed by Xiaogang Ye.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:27
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This episode features music by Ernst Bacon, including his Requiem. Please consult cue sheet for details.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:32
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This week we feature the music of Swedish composer Erland von Koch.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:31