[This page was updated on January 13, 2023]    




The following list has been extracted from the complete accounting of interviews by Bruce Duffie, Announcer/Producer with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago (1975-2001).  The musicians shown here are men and women of color.  [I hope that I have used the correct term.  If not, I certainly apologize, and will correct it when I am notified.]

In every case, the interview was held prior to the broadcast, and edited excerpts were used on the air.  The dates are when the material was broadcast (or, in some cases, published), NOT when the interviews were originally done.  Unless otherwise indicated, the links go to the presentation of the complete transcripts on my website.  NO audio files are included.  




Composers


Ulysses Kay [ph] WNIB 1/7/86, 1/6/87, 2/18/89, 1/5/92, 1/5/97; {Delta S 1/88};  YALE;  This Website
     Permission granted to Happa-no-Kofu to translate this interview into Japanese and publish it
     Permission granted to Edy Classic to publish a portion of the Happa-no-Kofu translation

Hale Smith WNIB 2/8/88, 2/6/89, 2/23/90, 6/30/90, 7/2/95, 6/25/00;  WNUR 2/25/12, 7/14/12, 2/20/16;  CCIR 10/30/12;  This Website

T.J. Anderson WNIB 8/18/88, 2/11/90, 8/15/93, 8/16/98;  This Website

George Walker [ph] WNIB 6/30/87, 6/27/92, 6/29/97; {Delta T 5/88}; NMC Spring, 2004
     Quote from the interview was picked up by National Public Radio, and appeared as a memorial on their website, as well as those of several of their member stations, August 25, 2018
     Quote used again on the website of Classic FM, August 20, 2020

Dorothy Rudd Moore WNIB 6/4/90, 6/10/95, 10/21/00;  This Website

Olly Wilson WNIB 9/13/92, 9/14/97;  WNUR 4/16/05, 2/4/12, 6/30/12, 2/17/16;  CCIR 4/6/05, 12/22/09;  YALE;  This Website
     Quoted in the obituary in The New York Times, March 23, 2018

Anthony Davis WNIB 11/8/92, 2/18/96;  This Website

Roque Cordero WNIB 11/4/89;  This Website

Tania León WNIB 5/9/93, 5/3/98;  WNUR 6/16/07, 8/17/13;  This Website

Hannibal Likombe (Peterson) WNIB 2/24/96

Maurice Weddington   This Website

Ed Bland  WNIB 5/16/99;  WNUR 4/21/12, 2/28/15;  CCIR 1/3/12

James "Kimo" Williams WNIB 4/2/00

Jeffrey Mumford  WNUR 3/30/02, 10/16/05, 2/13/16;  This Website

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson  WNUR 3/1/03, 2/12/11, 2/6/16;  This Website

David Baker  WNUR 2/24/07, 7/5/14;  CCIR 11/13/07, 4/15/14



Conductors


Paul Freeman [3] WNIB 10/9/86, 10/6/87, 9/20/88, 12/9/88, 8/7/90, 1/1/91, 1/13/96;  WNUR 9/12/04, 3/10/12, 7/25/15;  CCIR 5/15/12;  This Website 

James DePreist NW 4/89; WNIB 7/25/89, 5/15/90, 11/16/91, 11/17&23/96; This Website;
     Quoted in The New York Times Obituary, 2/9/13

Kay George Roberts WNIB 2/5/91, 1/4/95, 9/30/00; This Website

Michael Morgan WNIB 5/21/91, 5/15/93, 9/13/97;  This Website

William Eddins  This Website




Pianist

Leon Bates WNIB 11/5/94, 11/6/99;  This Website



Violist


Marcus Thompson WNIB 2/7/98;  WNUR 5/19/07, 2/14/15;  This Website




Sopranos & Mezzo-Sopranos


Martina Arroyo WNIB 2/26/89, 2/6/91, 2/11/96;  This Website

Wilhelmenia Fernandez WNIB 1/2/94, 1/3/99;  This Website

Alpha Floyd TOJ #3/1993

Reri Grist WNIB 10/9/94, 3/2/97;  This Website

Mattiwilda Dobbs [ph] WNIB 7/9/95, 7/9/00;  TOJ #2/2016

Shirley Verrett WNIB 1/10/88, 5/26/91, 2/16/92, 5/26/96;  This Website

Grace Bumbry OS 5/83; WNIB 1/4/87, 4/2/89, 1/5/97;  LyricJub;  TOJ #2/2013

Florence Quivar WNIB 11/29/92, 3/6/94, 12/9/97, 3/7/99;  This Website

Hilda Harris WNIB 4/2/94, 1/28/96;  This Website

Denyce Graves WNIB 1/2/01




Counter-Tenor

Derek Lee Ragin WNIB 4/23/95, 7/19/98;  This Website




Tenor


William Brown WNIB 3/27/93, 3/28/98;  WNUR 3/15/03, 2/7/15;  TOJ #2/2020

Vinson Cole WNIB 11/12/00;  This Website

Thomas Young WNIB 12/16/97;  This Website

George Shirley WNIB 7/18/99;   TOJ #1/2002




Baritone

Jubilant Sykes WNIB 6/30/98




Bass-Baritone & Bass

Simon Estes WN 4/83; WNIB 12/14/86, 11/20/89, 3/14/93, 3/1/98

Donnie Ray Albert WNIB 1/8/95, 1/2/00;  This Website

Terry Cook TOJ #4/1985

William Warfield WNIB 5/31/88, 1/25/90, 1/21/95, 1/29/00; WNUR 10/5/02, 8/9/14; TOJ #1/1990;
                                          Northwestern University School of Music Memorial Program 10/6/02

Mark S. Doss WNIB 12/23/97;  TOJ #2/1999






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Award - winning broadcaster Bruce Duffie was with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago from 1975 until its final moment as a classical station in February of 2001.  His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals since 1980, and he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FM, as well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.

To see a full list (with links) of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here.  To read his thoughts on editing these interviews for print, as well as a few other interesting observations, click here.

You are invited to visit his website for more information about his work, including selected transcripts of other interviews, plus a full list of his guests.  He would also like to call your attention to the photos and information about his grandfather, who was a pioneer in the automotive field more than a century ago.  You may also send him E-Mail with comments, questions and suggestions.