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From the Archives with Frank Byrne
Saturdays, 11 a.m - noon Sundays, 6 - 7 p.m.

From the Archives is a curated tour of the world’s greatest composers, conductors and performers, captured in distinctive and memorable audio recordings.

Building on a lifetime of collecting recordings, host Frank Byrne shares the best performances he knows, each with a special element that sets it apart. A lifelong student of classical music, Byrne’s love of collecting classical music is only eclipsed by his joy in sharing it with friends.

Thanks to the wealth of recorded classical music available today, we have the opportunity to explore and consider performances that the average listener may never have heard. Listening together on From the Archives, we will gain insights to those great musicians who truly bring this music to life. Please join us.

Ludwig van Beethoven defined piano playing in his own century and beyond. We’ll hear his most demanding sonata — The “Hammerklavier” — in a remarkable historic recording that’s both compelling and thought provoking.