Record Shelf

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Everything you wanted to know about classical music but were afraid to ask is answered on "The Record Shelf." Hosted by Jim Svejda, one of the most respected critical voices in classical music who has guided the program since 1983 when he launched it, "The Record Shelf" brings listeners imaginative thematic classical programming.

Svejda reviews old and new recordings and presents artist retrospectives and insightful interviews. His "thumbnail" sketches of individual composers are one-of-a-kind programs, and his expert, irreverent and highly opinionated style has made "The Record Shelf" a favorite classical series among loyal listeners throughout the United States.

Series

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24 Pieces

Weekly one-hour classical music program (ongoing). NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.


Pieces

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A conversation with the Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Reiner, continued In the second of two programs, rare broadcast performances led by Fritz Reiner.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the first of two programs, unique broadcast performances by conductor Fritz Reiner.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The conclusion of a conversation with the American composer George Walker.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with the American composer (and the first American of African descent to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music) George Walker.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A Conversation with Jiri Belohlavek

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Sigmund Romberg, composer of Blossom Time, Desert Song and The Student Prince leads historic recordings of his own music.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A comparative survey of the best recordings of Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Gilbert & Sullivan, part 2 Historic recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00