Richard Mohr, Pagliacci, WQXR, The Vocal Scene


GJ: We are listening to a historical recording of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci with the illustrious cast of Jussi Bjorling. Vittoria de los Angeles, Leonard Warren and Robert Merrill Renato Cellini conducting. The year was 1953 and the place New York City. Yes, in 1953 it was still possible to produce complete recordings of operas in the United States. The producer of this Pagliacci and many more to come was Richard Mohr. After his retirement from RCA, Mr. Mohr became the producer of the Metropolitan Opera intermission features that are beard Saturday afternoons each season. Mr Mohr is my guest today, and he will make his appearance soon, but we will let Leonard Warren make his first.

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