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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This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for two broadcasts through March 31, 2020.

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

After the huge success of The Callas Legacy and The Art of Wilhelm Furtwängler, Henry Fogel returned with Collectors’ Corner with Henry Fogel. 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.”

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

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, resigning 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.This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for two broadcasts through March 31, 2020. For more information about this free long running series, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112 After the huge success of The Callas Legacy and The Art of Wilhelm Furtwängler, Henry Fogel returned with Collectors’ Corner with Henry Fogel. 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... Show full description


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An overview of the art of the great American contralto. All music performed with/by contralto Marian Anderson.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
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  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week we hear a Russian recording of Charles Gounod's 'Faust' beautifully sung by an all-star cast.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:00
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Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, songs of Mozart, and excerpts from Don Giovanni, Lohengrin, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, and Brahms’ German Requiem

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week we hear the brilliant opera 'The Cradle Will Rock' by American composer Marc Blitzstein.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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A entire program featuring the music of the Chicago composer Stacy Garrop, including Quartet No. 2 “Demons and Angels," "Tango Gardel," and more.

  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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A entire program featuring the music of the late-romantic German composer Felix Draeseke.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week we hear excerpts of a historic performance of Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde.' This is a stunning live performance from 1958 featuring the ...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week feature some of the wildest and most difficult Romantic piano music ever written by French composer Charles‐Valentin Alkan.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week is the first in series of four programs devoted to the symphonies of Heitor Villa‐Lobos. This week we hear Symphony No. 11, Symphony No.1...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:31
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This week is the first in series of four programs devoted to the symphonies of Heitor Villa‐Lobos. This week we hear Symphony No. 8, Symphony No. 9...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:30
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This week is the first in series of four programs devoted to the symphonies of Heitor Villa‐Lobos. This week we hear Symphony No. 4, Symphony No. 6...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week is the first in series of four programs devoted to the symphonies of Heitor Villa‐Lobos. This week we hear Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 2...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week is the last in series of four programs devoted to the great Russian composer Kirill Kondrashin. Selections heard include live performance...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week is the third in a series of four programs devoted to the great Russian composer Kirill Kondrashin. Selections heard include live performa...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week is the second in a series of four programs devoted to the great Russian composer Kirill Kondrashin. Selections heard include live perform...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:30