From our reviews producer Phyllis Myers:
On my desk sits a copy of Music In — and On — the Air, a new collection of Fresh Air pieces by our classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz.
It was great to hear that it’s now up as a Kindle e-book on Amazon because it was a very limited print run; my copy is #37 and they sold out. Over the years, I’ve learned a little something from every piece I worked on with Lloyd, from Pierre Boulez or Elliot Carter (their portraits by Ralph Hamilton are on the cover) to Maria Callas and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Lloyd is always surprising me; reviewing the old movie It Happened in Brooklyn so we could hear Frank Sinatra sing opera and Jimmy Durante, be — well — just Jimmy Durante. But the idea that surprised me the most was the DVD review of Car 54, Where Are You? Who knew that Molly Picon would appear and sing so tenderly in Yiddish? Lloyd.
Portraits of Pierre Boulez and Elliot Carter by Ralph Hamilton from the cover of the book