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Plush to play 2HRS. of his recordings on WFMT Radio

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Please join me as WFMT Radio honors my 33 years in the classical recording business.

Tomorrow June 6 from 2PM to 4PM Central time on WFMT Radio, Chicago
98.7FM WFMT is the largest and most important classical station in America.

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I'll play recordings from all eras 1981 to last week. Including William Ferris Chorale, Jordi Savall, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Richard Proulx, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Chicago Gargoyle Brass, Evgeni Bozhanov, piano; Latvian choir "Ave Sol," William Byrd music, Milhaud Symphonie pour petit orchestre, Bruckner brass rave-ups, contra bassoon burpings and bubblings, St. Charles Singers, Dimitri Hvorostovsky, one of my Carnegie Hall recordings, etc. Kerry Frumkin hosts.
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Congratulations, Plush! Are you sending an invoice?
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Will this be archived online? I can't catch the broadcast but would love to hear the program.
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Congrats! Do you get interviewed on air, too? (perhaps we'll get to hear your Earthworks-dumping story live!)
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Hi, guys, yes I will be sending an invoice! (not)

I'll be visiting with my friend, the announcer, Kerry Frumkin. We'll talk about a wide variety of subjects and of course there will be some choice stories.

It will be a mixture of playbacks from cd, analog tape and Nagra Seven hi-res material.
I'll choose music from the following:

Medley:
Ferlinghetti: Poem, "The Lord’s Prayer"
Beethoven: Symphony #7, excerpt from 3rd mvt—Swedish Chamber Orch
Elgar: "From the Bavarian Highlands," The Dance—Wm Ferris Chorale
Holst: "The Planets," Jupiter—Elgin Symphony/Robert Hanson
Chopin: Excerpts from "Fantaisie Impromptu"—Cyprien Katsaris, piano
Bruckner: Symphony #7, excerpt from 4th mvt—Milwaukee Symphony/A Delfs
Anonymous: Sephardic Melody—Hesperion XXI/Jordi Savall
Saint-Saens: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Honegger: Excerpt from "Les Misérables" film music—Slovak Radio Symphony

Pergolesi: "Stabat Mater," Vidit Suum Dulcem Natum—Ewa Kowez, soprano, & Consort

Ave Sol: "Marriage Song"—Conducted by Imants Kokars

Byrd: "O Magnum Mysterium"—St Alphonsus Choir

Veljo Tormis, "Curse Upon Iron," Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Scarlatti: Excerpts from Sonata in F Minor—Evgeni Bozhanov, piano

Proulx: Excerpts from "Songs of Love and Old Age"—Oriana Singers/William Chin

Shakespeare's Lutenist--Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Tony Rooley

Brahms: "Ungewegte laue Luft," Op 57/8—Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, ms; P Serkin, piano

Sharpe: "Flourishes"—Chicago Gargoyle Brass; Jared Stellmacher, organ

and a lot more. . .


There will be an aircheck made of it at the station, so copies might be upcoming.

Please join me at 2PM central time tomorrow if you can.

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That's 5am Saturday morning by the local clock. Maybe I can set the alarm a bit earlier and catch the last half hour .... No 'Audio On Demand" at WFMT? (You can listen to my jazz program anytime you like anywhere in the world for 7 days after broadcast.)

I note that the lead announcement comes at 256kbit/s sec .mp3, but the program stream is 128kbit/s aac, which is reasonably transparent, but perhaps not enough to do justice to the hi-res replay from the N7, given the stream sampling rate is 44K1.

But the history lesson (musical and technical) could be instructive. Definitely something worthy of the archive.
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Congratulations, Plush!
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Streaming sound is decent and over the air sound is the best there is. It's a very wide gap. I know that the station will upgrade its streaming some time soon.

Playback from a Nagra Seven is for some fun and a good way to talk gear to a mostly non technical audience.

Last nite I found some old analog tapes from 1991. I played them on a Stellavox SM 8 in to SADiE to make a CD. The tapes contain fantastic singing by Emma Kirkby and David Thomas accompanied by Tony Rooley on the lute.
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We'll be tuning in from Wisconsin...
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Congrats Plush. Well done. Well deserved.
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Bump - should be starting about now.
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Hudson, your voice on the radio sounds just like actor Gerald McRaney's (of House of Cards/Deadwood fame....). Intense and intimidating!
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Superb program. A fitting tribute. Thank you.
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Dope program Hudson, really enjoyed it. Thanks for the heads up!
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Glad I was able to listen in! Great show!

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Bravo Hudson, from a fellow pitmaster!
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Well done, Plush. The live stream from WFMT was mighty fine. So now I know why Hudson's gear is packed in heavy duty road cases. In case the staff at Carnegie Hall throw it down the stairs.
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Sadly I missed this - hopefully it will be available to down load.
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That's 5am Saturday morning by the local clock. Maybe I can set the alarm a bit earlier and catch the last half hour ....
Nope, didn't work - went back to sleep!! (Larry would have had to be up at 3am his time.)

While there may be copyright restrictions in posting the music, maybe possible to post clips of Plush's pithy postulations as oral history?
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Why is there a ringing distortion on many of these examples?
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Thank you, fellas--I'm pleased that you got to hear some of the program. I appreciate the nice comments.

I will see what I can come up with as far as a copy to hear.

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https://soundcloud.com/hudson-fair

Here you can listen to "Medley of recorded highlights." This is the opening 16 minute music segment played on the radio. It offers a variety of music genres including orchestral, vocal, chamber orch, choral etc.

Then I found an analog tape from 1991 and it contained Emma Kirkby singing. Tony Rooley offers a great spoken word introduction to the sung program.
It concentrates on music of Robert Johnson, a composer who worked with Shakespeare to provide incidental music for his plays.

Later this month I will post the entire 2 hour broadcast segment heard June 6.
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I enjoyed the "medley" very much, thanks

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https://soundcloud.com/hudson-fair

I have now posted the program on my soundcloud page.
There are two 1 hour segments with music, conversation, discussion, joking around and also serious commentary. I am joined for part of the time by my friend Chris Willis who for many years has recorded the Chicago Symphony.

I hope that you enjoy the music.

The host is Kerry Frumkin, a fantastic fellow with whom I often collaborate.
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Just started listening to Hour 1. The medley is breathtakingly beautiful--both the repertoire and the recording. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is deeply moving and satisfying to listen to. How wonderful it must be to have worked with so many talented musicians and to have captured these thrilling moments. Thanks, again.
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Hudson, thank you for making the programme available on soundcloud. I just spent a very enjoyable 2 hours listening to the show. Here in Canada, our beloved CBC has been decimated by our current government and a move to 'progressive' management; it is good to know that the recording and broadcast of good music is still on air at WFMT. Really enjoyed the commentary. Merci.

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Much respect to Mr. Plush for this excellent broadcast and an amazing body of work represented therein. The quality of audio on display here is truly stunning, a joy to listen to even on Soundcloud... Wish we could get a d/l of the program (or at least the "medley") in high res . Great stuff, Plush, thanks so much for this and your contributions to the board and community!
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