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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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Excerpts from live performances from the 1930s – 1950s. Program 2 of 3

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:32
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Excerpts from live performances from the 1930s – 1950s. Program 1 of 3.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:32
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This week we hear the great British contralto Kathleen Ferrier.

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

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This program features recordings by Paderewski, and a performance of his Piano Concerto. Please consult cue sheet for details.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:01
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The great Turkish soprano Leyla Gencer will sing Leonora in this gripping performance of Verdi's Il Trovatore.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:31

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This weeks' program features the special relationship between Leonard Bernstein and the Israel Philharmonic.

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Early recordings of Leonard Bernstein conducting works of Shostakovich and Mahler, as well as him playing and conducting works by Ravel and Diamond.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:01
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This episode of Collectors' Corner features with work of Welsh soprano, Margaret Price.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:31
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This week we listen to the last of four programs devoted to the art of pianist and conductor, Alfred Cortot.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Program three in a series of four featuring the works of pianist and conductor Alfred Cortot.

  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
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All of the music featured in this program is performed by pianist and conductor, Alfred Cortot.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:30
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Over the next four weeks, we will feature the great French pianist and conductor, Alfred Cortot. Program 1 of 4.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week Isaac Karabtchevsky conducts the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra with works of Heitor Villa-Lobos.

  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:31
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All music in this episode was composed by H. Saeverud.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:31
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All of the music featured in this episode was composed by B. Brustad.

  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:01
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Part 2 in a program celebrating the art of American violinist Camilla Wicks. All from Music & Arts CD-1282 (except Brustad)

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week we feature the art of the great violinist, Camilla Wicks. Program 1 of 2.

  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:31