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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42 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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Classic recordings by the incomparable ballet conductor, Robert Irving

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The Record Shelf Record Reviews, offering critical reactions to the latest compact discs.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The second of two programs featuring the great Russian pianist, Grigory Ginzburg

  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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The first of two programs featuring the recordings of the astounding Russian pianist, Grigory Ginzburg

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss violinist, Patricia Kopatchinskaja

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:55
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In the first of two programs, early recordings by the great Alsatian conductor, Charles Munch

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with violinist Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In the second of two programs, early recordings by Charles Munch

  • Added: Jul 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A study of the career of the doyen of English of English oboists, Leon Goossens.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Leonard Bernstein's daughter, Jamie, discusses her father's life and work

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00