The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: Brevity is the Soul of Wit

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A brief song may be fleeting but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful or memorable. In this episode from 1977, George Jellinek presents a cornucopia of short arias, art songs and serenades.

The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: Jussi Bjorling

Sunday, June 23, 2013

On this episode from February 1977, host George Jellinek looks back at the legendary Swedish tenor’s 30-year career, exploring his “effortless high C’s.”

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The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: Nightingales

Sunday, June 16, 2013

George Jellinek celebrates “musical nightingales” featuring enchanting arias from Angela Gheorghiu, Victoria de los Angeles, Rosa Ponselle and more. It's music perfect for a summer evening.

The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: The Art of Maria Callas

Sunday, June 09, 2013

In this episode, George Jellinek pays tribute to this “ambitious, indomitable woman” who had both “fanatical admirers and equally ardent detractors."

George Jellinek's Song Comparisons

Sunday, June 02, 2013

For the month of June, we revisit The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek, a show that was a fixture on WQXR for 36 years.