First Hearing with Lloyd Moss: 20th Anniversary Show

Airs Sunday, Aug. 11 at 12 pm and again at 11 pm

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lloyd Moss in an undated photo Lloyd Moss in an undated photo (WQXR Archive Collections)

"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."

Comments [2]

Daniel from NYC

What´s the rationale for enabling one to listen to some George Jellinek programs online and not to others, which remain on the website nonetheless?

Jan. 14 2014 01:15 PM
Allan Marshall

It's with much sadness that I note the passing of Lloyd Moss. As a youth of the 60s from Brooklyn I often spent my weekday afternoons tuned in to his broadcasts and now, in retrospect, realize how influential a role he played in my appreciation of classical music. On one such broadcast he raved about the Archiv Stereo LP 198166, Dance Music of the High Renaissance (CD apparently now deleted). I immediately phoned him for details and he patiently answered all my concerns and to this day I count this recording as one of my top ten favorites. I thank WQXR for making available this Lloyd Moss archive and think it would be a great service to unearth similar broadcasts by such "educators" as John S. Wilson, Pru Devon, Martin Bookspan and the many other WQXR luminaries.

Sep. 15 2013 06:30 PM

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