Network: CBC Radio
Broadcast Run: 1994 to 2008
Broadcast Medium: Radio
Aired from Noon to 1:30PM Saturdays on Radio Two, sometimes shortened when the followng live opera broadcasts from the Met started earlier than usual.
Debuted September 10, 1994.
Rick Phillips hosted this program of new Classical Music releases. He provided unpretentious critical evaluation of the standard repertoire, and featured an always interesting and unusual “music quiz” at the end of each broadcast. The purpose of the program was to demystify the thousands of classical music recordings available by comparing and contrasting different performances with an ear to what was good. Philips wrote a book called, “Essential Classical Recordings 101 CDs” in 2005.
Written by John Corcelli – March, 2007