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Part II – Bill McGlaughlin interviews Carnegie Hall’s Archivist, Gino Francesconi

The second part of Bill McGlaughlin’s interview with the Director of Carnegie Hall’s Archives and Rose Museum, Gino Francesconi. This audio interview takes listeners backstage for an intimate view of the hall, its history, and the legendary performers who have appeared there.

Watercolors of Bill McGlaughlin and Gino Francesconi by Abigail Edmonds.


4 Responses to Part II – Bill McGlaughlin interviews Carnegie Hall’s Archivist, Gino Francesconi

  1. Lise Sorensen Brunhart says:

    Thanks for the brilliant programming of exploring Janacek’s music on March 13 ,2018 ! That particular recording of the Sinfonietta was so engaging that I had to sit in my car in the garage until it finished. !!!Talk about a ‘driveway moment’, that was it, for sure!
    Keep them great stuff coming, Bill ! Thanks from Lise Brunhart, listening via KBYU FM 89.1in Salt Lake City, where, on June 30th of this year we will tragically lose classical music on the FM band.

  2. william twomey says:

    I love your programs on the st. matthew passion! For the first time I can follow what is going on as it plays. Thank you.

  3. Bernhard Ortel says:

    Dear Mr. McGlaughlin,
    I always enjoy “Exploring Music” tremendously and learn so much from your knowledge of and approach to music. I regularly support your station, and your show is a major reason for that.
    Yesterday, Thursday 3/29, I listened to the St. Matthew Passion part. You mentioned that Germans call Barabbas “Barrabam”. I have a different explanation that you may consider: Similar to Jesus appearing as Jesum when being an object in the sentence, they call for Barabbam (“give him to us”) as an object in the sentence.
    Please continue your wonderful work!

  4. Steven Bayne says:

    I particularly enjoyed the Proud Tower series and more generally the frequently made connection between European intellectual history and the music that flowed, sometimes quite naturally, with it. Here is something a few, hopefully, will find interesting.

    Although it is often noted that Ravel composed “Piano Concerto for Left Hand” with Paul Wittgenstein, brother of the famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, it is seldom mentioned that the Wittgensteins had deeper roots in music than this to the classical tradition.

    Paul’s and Ludwig’s grandparents were deeply engaged in the musical traditions of Viennese society. Brahms gave piano lessons in their home and in fact performed for the first time ever his Clarinet Quintet at the Wittgensteins’ home as well. There are other connections.

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