Category Archives: Recordings

July 16, 1989

“Karajan ist tot.” Thirty years ago today, one of the musicians largely responsible my love of classical music — symphonic music and opera, in particular — died. Herbert von Karajan is the greatest conductor of the twentieth century, unmatched in … Continue reading

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Truly, the end of an era

Have you ever been obsessed with a hobby? I became a record collector in 1968. My very first record, a 45 RPM, was Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxey Lady.” I had to hide it from my mom because it was musica de … Continue reading

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On The End of WTMI 93.1 Classical FM in Miami

Miami’s beloved WTMI 93.1 Classical FM goes… techno-dance?! Yes. I heard it with my own ears. The last classical music work broadcast on 93.1 was Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: a great choice to close 30 years (less the Cox years) of … Continue reading

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