Eric Wayne | KALW

Eric Wayne

Board Op/Announcer; Producer, Explorations in Music

Eric Wayne has been in the broadcast world for over 26 years.  He is an award-winning producer in both short news features and long form radio documentaries.  He was the Technical Producer of New America Now and was involved in the launch of the KALW news department. Currently he is the Producer of Explorations in Music and Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller.

Eric also holds a degree in Music Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, and is a professional trumpet player in the Bay Area.  Performing in such groups as Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Orchestra, the Golden Gate Park Band, and many more.

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After witnessing Brahms’ immense talent, Robert Schumann wrote a now infamous article that was supposed to praise Brahms. But young Johannes was not yet ready for the sudden fame.

Featured music: Johaness Brahms Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1



Our 14th season, entitled “A Triangle for the Ages,” is all about the relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

In program 1 a young Johannes Brahms finally meets Robert and Clara Schumann, and life for all of them will never be the same.

In the mid 1850s a talented but not yet known Johannes Brahms would embark on a whirlwind concert tour through Germany that would place him at the door of the most influential composer and critic of the time. One Robert Schumann.

Tonight, host Dana Rodriguez welcomes panelists Gerry Nachman and Leah Garchik.