Classics of the Phonograph

Classic Mornings

Saturdays at 11 AM

John Frayne shares his love for classical music and opera with you on WILL 90.9 and 101.1.

Wanda Landowska playing the piano
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Wanda Landowska

Some say she was largely responsible for the resurrection of the harpsichord as one of the basic keyboard instruments of the Baroque era.

Dean Dixon
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Dean Dixon

He was the first Black classical music conductor to gain widespread fame, and this week we get the honor of learning more about him.

Star for James DePreist
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James DePreist

The promising career of this African American conductor hit a roadblock when in 1962 he contracted polio. Learn how he overcame it all.

Classical 24 Music Playlist

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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21st century radio for the 21st state. Weekdays at 11 am on WILL-AM 580.