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Joseph Fuchs - violin , Artur Balsam - piano, Jules Wolffers - commentator.

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Series of 10 programs. Series includes ten one- hour programs of sonatas and other significant works for violin and piano with both instruments treated equally as part of an ensemble... Normally each program will include two works with a total playing time of between forty and fifty minutes. The balance of the program will be taken up with (exam?)ination and commentary. Joseph Fuchs is the celebrated violinist who has toured throughout the world with distinguished success, has been soloist with the world’s principal symphony orchestras and is particularly highly regarded for his sonata recitals with the pianist, Artur Balsam, who also appears in this series. Jules Wolffers is the commentator for these programs and he will give facts about the work, stressing points of general interest rather than any deep or detailed analytical study. It will also be the commentator’s duty to relate the work to the history and development of the form in a way that will make the information interesting and instructive to the non-specialist. All commentary will be accurate and well-(?). Produced by David Davis / Whitney Thompson C. 1957. Series release date: 1958

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Thompson, Whitney (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Sonata,” 05/02/1958, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DC1021C981CB4CB78ED06379C2FA775D.
MLA: “Sonata.” 05/02/1958. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DC1021C981CB4CB78ED06379C2FA775D>.
APA: Sonata. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DC1021C981CB4CB78ED06379C2FA775D
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