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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.

Many composers found inspiration in the history and culture of Scotland and this week we will hear music by Hector Berlioz, Malcolm Arnold and Max Bruch. A Scottish folk hero, the great Robert Burns, and traditional folk music helped bring these great works to life.
Painting from the StaatsMuseum, Vienna.
Lance Cpl. Damon McLean
  • On our final show profiling the great Fritz Reiner's work, we have an all American program. Reiner conducts music by Gershwin, Copland and Rogers.
  • This is the second of three shows about the great conductor Fritz Reiner. Today's program spotlights his time as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, featuring a dynamic live performance of Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony -- a work he and the CSO never recorded commercially.
  • This is the first of three shows dedicated to Fritz Reiner, the "Grumpy Cat" of conductors and one of the most amazing musicians of the 20th century. We'll hear recordings of Wagner, Beethoven and Johann Strauss II from his tenure as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
  • This show features music by French composers Herold, Chaminade and Delibes, including pieces about a crazy pirate and some of the finest ballet works ever composed.
  • Sir Hamilton Harty was a remarkable conductor and composer and one of Ireland's most gifted musicians. We'll hear the impressive results he achieved from the podium in addition to two of his own compositions, including a dramatic tone poem that honors soldiers of the past.