Classical Music For People Who Don't Like Classical Music

January 14, 1957 to July 28, 1958
72 episodes known to exist
Classical Music For People Who Don't Like Classical Music was a radio show which ran from January 14, 1957 to July 28, 1958.
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January 14, 1957 - July 28, 1958
Classical Music For People Who Hate
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Classical Music For People Who Hate
January 14, 1957 - July 28, 1958
72 episodes known to exist
Nbc Sustained Mondays 9: 30 - 10
Music Director/conductor: George Marck
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January 14, 1957 
Premiere Show 
"Festivals By Debussy", "Liebestraum" (Litz), "Peer Gynt" (Grieg), "Carmen Fantasy" (Horowitz) 
23:00 
January 21, 1957 
German Singers Can't Sing 
"Fire Dance" (DeFalla), "Carmen" (Bizet), "Boheme" (Puccini), "Cloak", "The Preludes" 
30:00 
January 28, 1957 
People Who Are Quiet About Hating Classical Music 
"The Marriage Of Figaro" (Mozart), "Waltz For Piano And Orchestra", "Hungarian Rhaposdy", "Samson An Delilah" (Rachmaninof), "Girl Of The Golden West" (Puccini), "Through The Looking Glass" (Taylor) 
30:00 
February 4, 1957 
Music For Holiday Parties 
"Village Musicians" (Mozart), "Toy Symphony" (Hayden), "Carnival Of Animals" (Saint-Saens), "Can Can" (Orpheus In Underworld)(Offenbach), "Carnival - Fossils", "Auld Lang Syne" 
30:00 
February 11, 1957 
The Most Popular Melody in Opera 
"Wedding March" (Wagner), "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendel), "New World Symphony" (Dvorak), "Minute Waltz" (Chopin), "Classical Juke Box" (Liszt) 
30:00 
February 18, 1957 
The Symphony 
"5th Symphony" (Tchiakowsky), "Don Giovanni" (Mozart), "Clair DeLune" (Debussy), "Danse Macabre" (Saint-Saens) 
30:00 
February 25, 1957 
 
"Lohengrin" (Wagner), "Pomp And Circumstance" (Elgar), "Classical Symphony" (Prokofiev), "Vesta LaGuba" (Caruso) 
30:00 
March 4, 1957 
 
"Spanish Caprice" (Rimssky-Korsikov), "To A Wild Rose" (MacDowell), "La Gelida Mania" (Puccini), "Violin Concerto" (Mendelsohn) 
30:00 
March 11, 1957 
 
"Unfinished Symphony" (Shubert), "Varceroll" (Offenbach), "Handel In The Strand" (Percy Granger), "Sweet And Low" (Robert Shaw), "Academic Festival Overture" (Branms) 
30:00 
10 
March 18, 1957 
 
"Faust" (Gonoud), "Nutcracker Suite" (Tchiakowsky), "Abduction From Seraglio" (Mozart), "Tosca" (Puccini), "Pagliacci" (Leoncavel) 
30:00 

 
11 
March 25, 1957 
 
"Hungarian Dance" (Brahms), "Dream" (Massenet), "March" (Prokofiev), "Spanish Rhapsody" (Ravel), "Blue Danube" (Strauss) 
30:00 
12 
April 1, 1957 
 
"Fugue For Tin Horns", "Guys And Dolls", "Fugue In G Minor", "Traviata" (Verdi), "Girl From Arles-Adagio" (Bizet), "Eine Kleine Nacht Musik" (Mozart), "Nursery Song Variations" 
30:00 

 
13 
April 8, 1957 
 
"Les Sylphides", "Bartered Bride", "Valse Triste", "Caruso", "Tristan And Isolde" 
30:00 
14 
April 15, 1957 
 
"Stars And Stripes Forever" (Sousa), "Traviata" (Verdi), "Pictures At The Exhibition" (Mussorgsky), "Black Key Study" (Chopin), "Tosca" (Puccini) 
30:00 
15 
April 29, 1957 
 
Jim Backus (Mr. McGoo): "Hi-Fi Music", "Overture To Il Signor Bushino" (Rossini) Program of 4-22 Pre-Empted 
30:00 
16 
May 6, 1957 
 
"Nutcracker" (Tchaikowsky), "Lucia Sextet" (Donizetti), "Vienese Caprice" (Fritz Kriesler), "Orpheus In Underworld" (Offenbach), "Manon" (Massenet) 
30:00 
17 
May 13, 1957 
Gilbert and Sullivan 
"Pinafore", "Patience", "Gondoliers", "Mikado", "Rudigore", "Yoeman Of Guam" 
30:00 
18 
May 20, 1957 
 
"Piano Concerto" (Liszt), "Italian Caprice" (Tchiakowsky), "Moonlight Sonata" (Beetoven), "Nutcracker" (Tchaikowsky), "Piano Sonata No. 9" (Mozart) 
30:00 
19 
May 27, 1957 
 
"Till Eulenspiegel" (Strauss), "Faust" (Gonoud) 
30:00 
20 
June 3, 1957 
Puccini 
"La Boheme", "Mano Lescaut", "Turondot", "Madame Butterfly" 
30:00 
21 
June 10, 1957 
 
"Perpetual Motion" (Strauss), "Golliwog's Cake Walk" (DeBussy), "Meistersinger" (Wagner), "Waltz From Facade" (Walton), "Telephone" (Menotti), "Cloat" (Puccini), "Hero's Life" (Strauss) 
30:00 
22 
June 24, 1957 
Rossini 
"Barber Of Seville", "William Tell" Program of 6-17 Pre-Empted 
30:00 
23 
July 1, 1957 
 
"Afternoon Of The Faun" (Debussy), "Ibert Suite" (Jagnes), "Piano Concerto No. 2" (Rachmoninov) 
30:00 
24 
July 8, 1957 
 
"Prelude In C Sharp Minor" (Rachmonov), "Liebestraum" (Liszt), "Polonaise Miliare" (Chopin), "Humeresque" (Dvorak) 
30:00 
25 
July 15, 1957 
 
"Scheherazade" (Rimsky-Korsikov), "Asia" (Ravel) 
30:00 
26 
July 22, 1957 
 
"Pictures At Exhibition" (Mussorgsky), "Rigoletto" (Verdi), "Toy Shop" (Resphegi), "Dance For Piano" (Satie), "Well Tempored Clavicord" (Bach), "Ava Maria" (Gonoud) 
30:00 
27 
August 5, 1957 
 
"Voices" (Verdi), "Othello" (Verdi), "Aidia" (Verdi), "Faust" (Gonoud), "My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice", "Don Giovani" (Mozart) Program of 7-29 Pre-Empted. 
30:00 
28 
August 12, 1957 
 
"Walkure" (Wagner), "Vocal Melody" (Rachmoninov), "Butterfly Etude" (Chopin), "El Capitan" (Sousa) 
30:00 
29 
August 19, 1957 
 
"Concerto For Saxiphone" (Jacques Elbert), "Adagio For Musical Glasses" (Mozart), "Concerto For Guitar And Orchestra" (Tedesco), "Tales From The Vienna Woods" (Strauss), "Pines Of Rome" (Resprghi) 
30:00 
30 
August 26, 1957 
 
"Clare de Lune" (Debussy), Third Movement, First Symphony" (Brahms), "Pathotique Sonata" (Beetoven), "Dance Music For Solo Violin Gavotte" (Bach) 
30:00 
31 
September 2, 1957 
 
"Bumblebee" (Rimsky- Korsikov), "Sleigh Ride" (Mozart), "Bulldog Dance" (Elgar), "Clock Symphony" (Hayden), "Alphabet Song" 
30:00 
32 
September 9, 1957 
 
"Anitra's Dance" ("Pier Gynt")(Grieg), "Fire Bird Suite" (Strauss), "Zampa Overture" 
30:00 
33 
September 16, 1957 
 
"Water Music" (Bouree), "Andante And Allegro", "Pinafore" (Gilbert And Sullivan) 
30:00 
34 
September 23, 1957 
Gershwin, Motzart, Tchiakowsky 
 
30:00 
35 
September 30, 1957 
Gilbert and Sullivan 
"Pirates Of Pinzance", "Sorceror", "Princess Ida", "Mikado", "Rudigore" 
30:00 
36 
October 14, 1957 
 
"Unfinished Symphony" (Shubert), "Piano Concerto" (Tchiakowsky), "Force Of Destiny" (Verdi) Program of 10-7 Pre-Empted 
30:00 

 
37 
October 21, 1957 
 
"Rosenkavalier Waltz" (Strauss), "Minuet" (Boccherini), "Tango From Last American Symphonet" (Morton Gould) 
30:00 

 
38 
October 28, 1957 
 
"Norfolk Rhapsody" (Vaughn Williams), "Academic Festival Overture" (Brahms), "Martha" (Flotow) "2nd Symphony" (Tchiakowsky) 
30:00 

 
39 
November 4, 1957 
 
"Don Juan" (Strauss), "Le Mer" (DeBussy), "Swan Of Tuonela" (Sibelius) 
30:00 

 
40 
November 18, 1957 
 
"Rigeletto Quartette" (Verei), "Samson & Delilah" (Saint-Saens), "Carmen" (Bizet), "Travatore" (Verdi) Program of 11-11 Pre-empted 
30:00 
41 
November 25, 1957 
 
"3rd Symphony" (Mendelsohn), "Fantasy For Violin and Orchestra" (Block), "Lucia de L'Amamore" (Donizetti), "Scotch March" (Debussy) 
30:00 

 
42 
December 2, 1957 
Music For Children 
"The Nutcracjker" (Tchiakowsky), "Daydreams" (R. Schumann), "Cinderella Overture" (Rossini), "Goliwog's Cake Walk" (DeBussy), "Hansel & Gretel" 
30:00 

 
43 
December 9, 1957 
Offenbach/gilbert & Sullivan/lehar/victor Hurbert 
 
30:00 

 
44 
December 30, 1957 
 
"Copeelia" (Waltz), "Swan Lake" (Tchiakowsky), "Faust" (Gonoud), "Sebastia" (Menotti) Programs of 12-16 and 12-23 Pre-Empted 
30:00 

 
45 
January 6, 1958 
 
"Pagliacci" (Leoncavello), "Madame Butterfly" (Puccini), "Carmen" (Bizet), "Il Trovitore" (Verdi) 
30:00 

 
46 
January 13, 1958 
 
"Barber Of Saville" (Rosini), "La Traviata" (Verdi), "Madame Butterfly" (Puccini) 
30:00 

 
47 
January 20, 1958 
 
"Gypsy Rondo" (Haydn), "Andar Cantable" (Tchiakowsky) "Quintet" (Dvorak), "String Quartet" (Verdi) 
30:00 

 
48 
January 27, 1958 
 
"Gypsy Airs" (Sarasete), "Piano Concerto" (McDowell), "Pearl Fishers", (Biset), "Mississippi Suite" (Grofe) 
30:00 

 
49 
February 3, 1958 
Folk Dance Music 
 
30:00 

 
50 
February 17, 1958 
Erich Leinsdorf 
Program of 2-10 Pre-Empted 
30:00 

 
51 
February 24, 1958 
Italian Concerto 
 
30:00 

 
52 
March 3, 1958 
Robert Merrill 
 
30:00 

 
53 
March 10, 1958 
Brams/stravinsky/chopin/rossi Ni 
 
30:00 

 
54 
March 17, 1958 
Music with a Melody 
 
30:00 

 
55 
March 24, 1958 
Music For Malefactors 
 
30:00 

 
56 
March 31, 1958 
Infant Christ 
By: Berlioz Easter Program 
30:00 

 
57 
April 7, 1958 
Rhythm of Music 
"5th Symphony" (Beetoven), "Schumann's Piano Cncerto", "Tchiakowsky's Symphony", "Pier Gynt" (Grieg) 
30:00 

 
58 
April 14, 1958 
 
"Daphine & Chleo" (Ravel), "Salome" (Strauss), "Pines Of Rome" (Respighi), "4th Symphony" (Tchiakowsky) 
30:00 

 
59 
April 21, 1958 
 
"Il Trovitore" (Verdi) 
30:00 

 
60 
April 28, 1958 
 
"Burlesque" (R. Strauss), "Fires Night In The Gardens Of Spain" "Rhaposody For Piano & Orchestra" (Rachmoninov), "Piano Concerto" (Ravel) 
30:00 
61 
May 5, 1958 
 
"Marriage Of Figaro" (Mozart), "Tannhauser" (Wagner), "Pathatique" (Tchiakowsky) 
30:00 

 
62 
May 12, 1958 
 
"Moulin Rouge" (George Auric), "Fountain Of Youth" "Dames In Distress" (Gershwin), "Piano Prelude", "Spellbound" (Miklos Rozas), "Violin Concerto" 
30:00 

 
63 
May 19, 1958 
Maurice Ravel 
 
30:00 

 
64 
May 26, 1958 
 
"Pagliacci" (Leoncavillo), "Il Trovitore" (Verdi), "Rigoletto" (Verdi), "Magic Flute" (Mozart) 
30:00 

 
65 
June 2, 1958 
 
"Aida" (Verdi), "Pastoral Symphony" (Beetoven), "La Boheme" (Puccini) 
30:00 

 
66 
June 9, 1958 
 
"Faust" (Gonoud) 
30:00 

 
67 
June 16, 1958 
Violin Music 
"Beetoven Concerto", "Rumanian Dance" (Bach), "Gavotte" (Tchiakowsky), "Tchiakowsky's 4th Symphony" 
30:00 

 
68 
June 23, 1958 
Close Harmony 
"Carmen" (Bizet), "Lakme" (Delibes), "Norma" (Bellini), "Three Little Maids" (Gilbert & Sullivan) 
30:00 
69 
June 30, 1958 
 
"Mignon" (Thomas), "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendelsohn), "El Capitan" (Sousa), "Fireworks" (Stravinsky) 
30:00 
70 
July 14, 1958 
 
"Spanish Rhasody" (Ravel) "8th Symphony" (Beethoven), "Damnation Of Faust" (Berlioz), "Lullabye" (Brahms) Program of 7-7 Pre-Empted 
30:00 
71 
July 21, 1958 
Light Music 
"Fantastic Toy Shop" (Rossini-Respighi), "Funeral March Of The Marionettes" (Gonoud), "Burgeose Gentleman" (R. Strauss), "Clown Music" (Rachmoninov), "Facade Polka" (William Walton) 
30:00 
72 
July 28, 1958 
Farewell 
"Festivals" (DeBussy), "Mimi's Farewell" from "La Boheme" (Puccini), "Enigma Variations" (Elgar) Final Show of the Series 
30:00 
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