Gary Fountain


Gary Fountain tells us he first discovered WMNR years ago when he was a graduate student, or perhaps at his first teaching job, in Connecticut. Gary resides in Hamden and is a polymath with personal and professional interests in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, all forms of performance but particularly opera, cycling and running, visual art, and travel. He describes himself as an avid reader and has published widely on arts and culture.

Gary tells us "I have always found WMNR's programming original, sophisticated, and refreshing, I think because the announcers select their works and WMNR selects engaging, knowledgeable, and passionate announcers who get right down to the business of playing music. WMNR seems to me a station by and for classical music lovers."  He continues "My strongest classical music interests are ensemble instrumental and solo instrumental work and I am particularly interested in new and current musicians and conductors. I'm an 18th, 19th, and 20th (and now 21st) century guy, with a healthy interest in contemporary composers. So, each of my broadcasts will be a combination of time periods, with some even earlier music tossed in here and there. I have broad tastes among composers. I like many for many different reasons. So, the range for each program will be wide historically."

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