The Record Shelf
with Jim Svejda
Let host Jim Svejda guide you through the best classical recordings on "The Record Shelf." Each week he reviews classical recordings with a passion and insight only he can provide. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation of classical music as you absorb his irreverent, selective and highly opinionated views of classical CDs.
Record Shelf 4/3: "The Koussy Premieres" -- in the first of two programs, music either commissioned or introduced by the great Russian conductor Serge Koussevitzky.
Record Shelf 4/10: In the second of two programs featuring music commissioned and premiered by Serge Koussevitzky, the second ever performance of Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.
Record Shelf 4/17: The Record Shelf Record Reviews -- offering critical reactions to the latest compact discs.
Record Shelf 4/24: "The Chip's Old Block" -- an hour of historic recordings by the great Austrian conductor Erich (father of Carlos) Kleiber.
Record Shelf 4/31: "Beecham on the Air" -- Sir Thomas Beecham conducts a program of his favorites on the Blue Network (what eventually became ABC).