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Reed Hessler

Reed Hessler

About Reed

Reed is WBJC's evening host. His full bio can be read here.

Jul. 03 2015

Listener’s Choice 07/03/15

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Playlists, WBJC Listener's Choice | No Comments

PLAY DATE: Fri, 07/03/2015 8:23 PM            1324 Morton Gould                  American Salute                         RCA/BMG    61249 COND Arthur Fiedler                Arthur  FEED lihr ORCH Boston Pops Orchestra 4:09   C  1 14-14 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:28 PM            273 Jean Sibelius                 Finlandia  Op 26/7                      Naxos      572705 COND Pietari Inkinen ORCH New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 8:55   C  1 6-6 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:38 PM            6648 William […]

Jan. 10 2015

Playlist-Friday, 01/09/15, 7:24PM – 1159PM

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Playlists | No Comments

Adagio for Strings 0 11 20:24:00 524 Samuel Barber Sir Neville Marriner Academy of St Martin in Fields London 4780100 1968 String Quartet No.12: “Quartettsatz” c D 703 (Unfinished) 20:34:00 652 Franz Schubert Quartetto Italiano Philips 446163 1965 Adagio on Celtic Themes 0 56 20:46:00 489 Max Bruch Antoni Wit Polish National Radio Orchestr Julius […]

Nov. 22 2014

Program Listings – Friday, 11/21/14, 8:22PM to 12AM

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Playlists, WBJC Listener's Choice | No Comments

Play Report PLAY DATE: Fri, 11/21/2014 8:22 PM 725 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C Pentatone 5186135 COND Antonio de Almeida ORCH Monte Carlo Natl Opera Orch SOLO Catherine Michel, harp 20:38 C 1 1-3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:44 PM 1796 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni: Overture in d K 527 Nederland 8005 COND Kurt Sanderling ORCH […]

Nov. 01 2014

Playlist – Friday, 10/31/14, 8:19PM – 11:59PM

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain 0 King 20:19:00 149 Edvard Grieg Arthur Fiedler Boston Pops Orchestra DG/Archiv 4776121 1973 Six Waltzes for Guitar Duet 0 39 20:22:00 898 Fernando Sor Robert Kubica,guitar Wilma van Berkel,guitar Naxos 8553302 1994 Candide Overture 0 20:39:00 249 Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic CBS/Sony 47154 […]

Mar. 07 2014

Friday, 3/7/14, 8:15-11:59PM

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Listener's Choice | No Comments

8:00 PM            10176 Robert Schumann               Symphony in g “Zwickauer”               Capriccio  10094 COND Sir Neville Marriner          Sir  Neville  MAIR iner ORCH Radio Symph Orch of Stuttgart 17:23    C  1 5-6 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:21 PM            10576 Federico Mompou               Intimate Impressions                    Naxos      8554570 SOLO Jordi Maso, piano 19:19    C  1 25-33 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:41 PM            606 Ludwig van Beethoven          Album […]

Dec. 13 2013

Playlist Friday, 12/13/13, 8:20PM-11:59PM

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs, Playlists, WBJC Listener's Choice | 1 Comment

8:00 PM            42817 Joseph Haydn                  Awake, o my faithful ones in G HOB 24 DeHarm Mundi 901765 COND Andreas Spering ORCH Cappella Coloniensis SOLO Vocal Ensemble of Cologne SOLO Sunhae Im, soprano SOLO Johanna Stojkovic, soprano SOLO Max Ciolek, tenor 18:37    C  1 1-6 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:22 PM            1158 Antonin Dvorak                Slavonic Dance No.  8 in […]

Sep. 11 2013

Yo Lassus! Long time no see.

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

  Revisiting a great work of art years after one’s first acquaintance with it is like revisiting an old friend. The passage of time changes people but not art, so our reacquaintance with a work beloved in our past tells us as much about ourselves as it does about the art object. Of course, the […]

Jul. 04 2013

Could “Mad Men” Be the Greatest Show in Television History?

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Mad Men finished its sixth and penultimate season on AMC a week ago Sunday. My wife and I have not stopped talking about it since. The last image before the credits roll of fourteen year old Sally Draper exchanging glances with her father Don Draper will stay in my mind for some time to come. […]

Feb. 14 2013

Jazz Great Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies at 80

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

      I was saddened Monday to learn of the death of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd at the age of 80. He was an all time jazz great by any standards. I became an avid Byrd listener a decade ago when I discovered the treasure trove of hard bop jazz recordings made by the […]

Jan. 30 2013

Conversation with a Listener. Brahms vs. Wagner

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

                                        Last week I received a series of emails from a listener inquiring about the difference between Brahms and Wagner. I thought it would be interesting to share these postings with you. The listener will remain anonymous out […]