Compact Discoveries is an exciting new approach to beautiful classic music -- light, not formal... personal, not academic... friendly, not frightening. Each hour is based on a different theme, such as "Discs for Dishwashing," "Best Music for Back Rubs,""Musical Beasts," "Musical Feasts," "From Norway to Broadway," "From the Classics to Carmen Cavallaro," "A CATalog of Music," "The Color of Music," and "Music by the Numbers."
The series delights audiences on select public radio stations around the U.S. and abroad. It is also available worldwide via the internet, where listeners can stream programs on demand through links from this website, or listen to the Compact Discoveries Radio Channel, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on SKY.FM Radio.
The host is award-winning writer and public broadcasting producer Fred Flaxman. He loves music and knows how to share that enthusiasm with his audience. He particularly delights in uncovering unjustly neglected composers and compositions that listeners will enjoy on first hearing -- thus inspiring the name of the series.
Compact Discoveries has been made possible in part by grants from an anonymous donor; Isabel and Marvin Leibowitz; the Puffin Foundation ("continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people"); the Leroy Anderson Foundation; Barry and Florence Friedberg; members of the Compact Discoveries, Inc., Board of Directors; and listeners. Re-editing and distribution of 26 early programs originally distributed by the WFMT Radio Network has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts ("a great nation deserves great art") and by the Public Radio Exchange Reversioning Project.
Compact Discoveries is a production of Compact Discoveries, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service codes. Contributions and bequests to Compact Discoveries, Inc., are thus tax deductible in the U.S. Contributions may be sent to Compact Discoveries, Inc., 36 Pickens Lane, Weaverville, NC 28787.
Our thanks to Koch International Classics for providing this web site's introductory music: Brejeiro by Ernesto Nazareth, performed by pianist Thomas Tirino. You can hear more music by Nazareth on Compact Discoveries programs 1, 90 and 91.
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