The day after Jon Vickers's death was announced, WKCR held a 24-hour memorial broadcast to commmemorate the Canadian tenor's extraordinary contributions to classical music and especially opera. The program was to conclude with his live 1983 recording of Franz Schubert's Winterreise with the gifted pianist Peter Schaaf accompanying him. Shortly before we played this recording, Mr. Schaaf called the studio and graciously agreed to be interviewed and to introduce this particular recording. This telephone interview was conducted by Stepan Atamian at WKCR on July 12, 2015.
Sunday, July 12, 2015