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Your Symphony Scrapbook

Fascinating discussions with symphony musicians about their instrument, how it fits in the Symphony, and the musician's personal and professional background.

Your Symphony Scrapbook

30 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 6 hours, 41 min)
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"Leon Brenner Violin"



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Chicago Symphony 1955

Symphony music can be one of the most accessible and enjoyable of the arts, and one of the greatest benefits of living in a large city. Many metropolitan areas take great civic pride in their symphonies, with good reason. Beautiful music played by professional musicians is a treasure that everyone can enjoy.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is considered as one of the "Big Five" symphony orchestras in the United States. The Big Five, which include the New York Philharmonic (est. 1842), the Boston Symphony (1881), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1891), the Philadelphia Symphony (1900), and the Cleveland Orchestra (1918), are leaders in "musical excellence, calibre of musicianship, total contract weeks, weekly basic wages, recording guarantees, and paid vacations" for the musicians they hire.

To provide the greatest service to the community, many symphonies provide education in music appreciation. The Chicago Symphony began broadcasting selected performances over radio in 1925. One of the broadcast features was Your Symphony Scrapbook, which presented discussions between a knowledgeable host and the Symphony staff. In each of the quarter-hour spot, a pair of floor level tickets was given to a lucky listener who had written into the show.

The meat of Your Symphony Scrapbook was a discussion between one of the musicians and the host. The discussion involved some knowledge about the instrument, how it fit in the Symphony, and the musician's personal and professional background. Not only did the audience learn about the music, they got a glimpse of life inside the Symphony company.

Most of the episodes included an anecdote sent in by listeners. The story was a treasured memory or amusing incident involving the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the listener whose anecdote was chosen would win the tickets.

For additional classical and opera radio shows, see also:

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      30 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 6 hours, 41 min
      30 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
      total playtime 6 hours, 41 min
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        30 shows - total playtime 6 hours 41 minutes
        1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 500209 Arnold Jacobs Tuba 2nd Prog.mp3
        2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 501029 Vladimir Kalina Double Bass.mp3
        3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 510923 Adolph Hersuth Trumpet.mp3
        4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521101 Jerry Sabransky Violin.mp3
        5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521108 Leonard Sharrow Bassoon.mp3
        6. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521115 Leon Brenner Violin.mp3
        7. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521122 Vincent Chickowitz Trumpet.mp3
        8. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521129 Theodore Ratzer Violincello.mp3
        9. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521206 George Schick Asc Conductor.mp3
        10. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521213 Rocco Germano Viola.mp3
        11. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521220 Arthur Goldstein French Horn.mp3
        12. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521227 Charles Zika Violin.mp3
        13. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530117 Edward Kleinhammer Trombone.mp3
        14. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530124 Samuel Siegel.mp3
        15. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530131 William Babcock Trumpet.mp3
        16. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530207 Robert Coleman Viola.mp3
        17. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530214 Lois Schaefer Flute.mp3
        18. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530221 Jascha Herzog Violin.mp3
        19. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530228 Morris Monitz Violin.mp3
        20. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530307 Laurence Stocking Oboe.mp3
        21. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530314 Bert Whaley.mp3
        22. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530321 With Dudley Powers Violin.mp3
        23. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530411 Eric Oldberg.mp3
        24. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530502 Joseph Mourek French Horn.mp3
        25. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530530 John Weicher Violin.mp3
        26. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530627 Eric Oldberg Prsdnt Orch Assc.mp3
        27. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530905 Burnett Atkinson Piccollo.mp3
        28. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530912 Milton Preeves Viola.mp3
        29. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530919 Ernest Legal Flute.mp3
        30. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530926 Joseph Paycheck Trombone.mp3
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      30 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 6 hours, 41 min
      30 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
      total playtime 6 hours, 41 min
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        30 shows - total playtime 6 hours 41 minutes
        1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 500209 Arnold Jacobs Tuba 2nd Prog.mp3
        2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 501029 Vladimir Kalina Double Bass.mp3
        3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 510923 Adolph Hersuth Trumpet.mp3
        4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521101 Jerry Sabransky Violin.mp3
        5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521108 Leonard Sharrow Bassoon.mp3
        6. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521115 Leon Brenner Violin.mp3
        7. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521122 Vincent Chickowitz Trumpet.mp3
        8. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521129 Theodore Ratzer Violincello.mp3
        9. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521206 George Schick Asc Conductor.mp3
        10. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521213 Rocco Germano Viola.mp3
        11. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521220 Arthur Goldstein French Horn.mp3
        12. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521227 Charles Zika Violin.mp3
        13. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530117 Edward Kleinhammer Trombone.mp3
        14. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530124 Samuel Siegel.mp3
        15. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530131 William Babcock Trumpet.mp3
        16. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530207 Robert Coleman Viola.mp3
        17. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530214 Lois Schaefer Flute.mp3
        18. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530221 Jascha Herzog Violin.mp3
        19. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530228 Morris Monitz Violin.mp3
        20. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530307 Laurence Stocking Oboe.mp3
        21. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530314 Bert Whaley.mp3
        22. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530321 With Dudley Powers Violin.mp3
        23. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530411 Eric Oldberg.mp3
        24. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530502 Joseph Mourek French Horn.mp3
        25. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530530 John Weicher Violin.mp3
        26. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530627 Eric Oldberg Prsdnt Orch Assc.mp3
        27. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530905 Burnett Atkinson Piccollo.mp3
        28. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530912 Milton Preeves Viola.mp3
        29. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530919 Ernest Legal Flute.mp3
        30. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530926 Joseph Paycheck Trombone.mp3
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      30 recordings on 6 Audio CDs. Total playtime 6 hours, 41 min
      30 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
      total playtime 6 hours, 41 min

      Your Symphony Scrapbook Disc A001

      1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 500209 Arnold Jacobs Tuba 2nd Prog
      2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 501029 Vladimir Kalina Double Bass
      3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 510923 Adolph Hersuth Trumpet
      4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521101 Jerry Sabransky Violin
      5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521108 Leonard Sharrow Bassoon

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      Your Symphony Scrapbook Disc A002

      1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521115 Leon Brenner Violin
      2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521122 Vincent Chickowitz Trumpet
      3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521129 Theodore Ratzer Violincello
      4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521206 George Schick Asc Conductor
      5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521213 Rocco Germano Viola

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      Your Symphony Scrapbook Disc A003

      1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521220 Arthur Goldstein French Horn
      2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 521227 Charles Zika Violin
      3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530117 Edward Kleinhammer Trombone
      4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530124 Samuel Siegel
      5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530131 William Babcock Trumpet

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      Your Symphony Scrapbook Disc A004

      1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530207 Robert Coleman Viola
      2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530214 Lois Schaefer Flute
      3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530221 Jascha Herzog Violin
      4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530228 Morris Monitz Violin
      5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530307 Laurence Stocking Oboe

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      Your Symphony Scrapbook Disc A005

      1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530314 Bert Whaley
      2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530321 With Dudley Powers Violin
      3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530411 Eric Oldberg
      4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530502 Joseph Mourek French Horn
      5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530530 John Weicher Violin

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      Your Symphony Scrapbook Disc A006

      1. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530627 Eric Oldberg Prsdnt Orch Assc
      2. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530905 Burnett Atkinson Piccollo
      3. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530912 Milton Preeves Viola
      4. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530919 Ernest Legal Flute
      5. Your Symphony Scrapbook 530926 Joseph Paycheck Trombone

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