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Mozart's Attic Sunday August 15th at 6:00 p.m.

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Paul Whiteman with Hildegarde Loretta Sell on his ABC radio program.

1920s bandleader Paul Whiteman, the self-proclaimed King of Jazz, worked to earn respect for his music by involving classically-trained composers like Leo Sowerby; songwriters for the Broadway stage, like George Gershwin; and up-by-their-bootstraps arrangers, like Ferde Grofe in his programs.

Jazz meets classical: it was a daring concept, and success was mixed. We’ll look at some of this music on this Sunday’s program.