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 Gustav Mahler
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By the turn of the 20th century, Gustav Mahler was readily acknowledged as one of the world’s great conductors, but as a composer, he didn’t find such easy acceptance. He used large musical forces that could be overwhelming to a new listener – and enormously costly for an orchestra manager. His works were often long and impractical to record on 78 RPM discs.

In 1955, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra set out to record the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major. RCA engineers made two simultaneous recordings of the performance, one on the standard equipment of the day, the other on the new stereophonic tape machines, knowing that -- one day -- consumer playback equipment would catch up with the then-state-of-the-art studio technology that they employed.

Congrats to Good Luck Audrey, the winner of the WFIT Garage Band Contest! Tune in to Sound Waves April 7th at noon for a Live In Studio Session with the winners!

Here's the winning video:

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Chris & Adam from SWIMM stop by Sound Waves at 1pm Thursday to talk about their new album and Robot Love and we'll check out the new single "First Time".

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