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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33 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 study of the career of the doyen of English of English oboists, Leon Goossens.

  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with the British choral conductor, Stephen Layton

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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An updated survey of the best of the readily available recordings.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with the phenomenal young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Music from Sir Mark Elder

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the second of two programs, great opera stars sing popular songs.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the first of two programs, great opera stars of the past (and present) in a program of popular songs.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Recordings conducted by Adrian Boult.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stunning live performances by the Chicago Symphony conducted by its embattled then-music director, Jean Martinon.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with the Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä.

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