I'm thinking that there may be others on this NG that were listeners back
Might anyone know what specific recording he used? It was probably
monophonic, and my recollection was that is was a small chanber ensemble,
not a full orchestral version.
Just for nostalgia's sake, I'd like to obtain a copy if it is still in
print. If anyone remembers the show please post the recording information.
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> My introduction to the world of classical music came via WNCN-FM in New York
> City, a 24-hour commercial classical station back in the 60s and 70s.
> "Classical DJ" Bill Watson did an all-night program, sponsored by the
> Cattlemen Restaurant, called "Listening With Watson." His opening signature
> theme every night was the second movement of Mozart's "Eine Kleine
> I'm thinking that there may be others on this NG that were listeners back
> Might anyone know what specific recording he used? It was probably
> monophonic, and my recollection was that is was a small chanber ensemble,
> not a full orchestral version.
> Just for nostalgia's sake, I'd like to obtain a copy if it is still in
> print. If anyone remembers the show please post the recording information.
While we're on the subject of WNCN, did anyone catch the obit of a former
NCN announcer- Fleetwood?
Watson was a cantankerous, opinionated fellow who would as soon play
several hours of Gieseking or Bjoerling recordings as talk -- but when
he talked, he was hard to shut up. He went from WQXR to WNCN to WBAI,
and at the last-named he indulged in marathon reading sessions, from
"Remembrance of Things Past" to "Alan Mendelsohn, Boy from Mars."
Opening Reading: "Here will we sit and let the sounds of music creep into
our ears. Soft stillness, and the night, become the touches of sweet
Closing reading: "Jean Jaques, Jean Pierre, awake to music in the air!"
Ah, WNCN. Its transition to rock was abrupt and harsh. It's now
Q-104, a classic rock station, and I admit that I do listen
sometimes. My favorite NY rock station, WLIR, inexplicably
switched to a Spanish language salsa station a couple of weeks
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