Collectors' Corner with Henry Fogel

Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network

Series image

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

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) 773-279-2112
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.

Hide full description

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


Additional Files

87 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
This week is the first in a series of four programs featuring the great American pianist William Kapell, including works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
Piece image
This week we dedicate the entire program to the music of Japanese composer Akira Ifukube.

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30
Piece image
This week we hear music from various Armenian composers beyond Khachaturian, including composers Babajanian, Arutunian, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Hovhannes...

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30
Piece image
This week we feature the music of American composer, Jennifer Higdon.

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
Piece image
This week we will hear wonderful recordings made by the great violinist and founder of the Israel Philharmonic, Bronislaw Huberman.

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:58
Piece image
This week we hear the great English conductor Hamilton Harty with recordings created in the 1920 and 1930s.

  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
Piece image
This week we hear American soprano Helen Boatwright in excerpts from Verdi’s Requiem, songs by Ives and Bacon, and Strauss’ Four Last Songs.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
Piece image
This is the final week in a four-part series featuring historic live performance recordings by the great Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, incl...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:28
Piece image
This is the third week in a four-part series featuring historic live performance recordings by the great Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, incl...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
Piece image
This is the second week in a four-part series featuring historic live performance recordings by the great Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, inc...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
Piece image
This week we begin a four-part series featuring historic live performance recordings by the great Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, including w...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30
Piece image
Even though Wilhelm Furtwängler was known to prefer live concerts to recordings, this week we will hear him in three great studio recordings conduc...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:30
Piece image
This week we feature the music of the great mid-century American composer, Walter Piston, including three of his symphonies and other pieces for or...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30
Piece image
This week we feature the music of the great mid-century American composer, Walter Piston, including two of his symphonies and a violin concerto. Pr...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
Piece image
This week we hear the great tenor, Aureliano Pertile, perform scenes from Aida, Carmen, and arias from many other operas as well.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:31
Piece image
This week we hear an entire program dedicated to the music of Polish Romantic composer, Moritz Moszkowski.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:55
Piece image
Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts music by Beethoven in live performances from the 1940s.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:30