"First Hearing," hosted by the late Lloyd Moss, featured a changing panel of experts who gave their opinions of new, unidentified recordings. On this, the show's 20th anniversary program, taped before a live audience at WQXR in 1988, the panelists doing the critiquing are Edward Downes, Martin Bookspan and Robert Sherman.
We present the show in memory of Moss, who died on Aug. 4 at age 86.
First Hearing Theme Music -- Ingolf Dahl: Music for Brass Instruments – Intermezzo; from the album “Defining Dahl - The Music of Ingolf Dahl”; John Harle, New World Brass, The New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
Mozart String Trio: First movement of Beethoven’s Trio in c minor op 9 no 3 “allegro con spiritu” (Denon)
Duo Crommelynck: Schubert, Hungarian Divertimento, D 818, Andante, first movement (Claves)
London Mozart Players, Jane Glover conductor
Last 2 movements (minuetto and finale) of Mozart’s Symphony No 39 in Eb. K543 (ASV CD)
Hear Moss read his poem "The Composer's Revenge."