This week on Symphony @ 7, I’ll be featuring some notable recordings Herbert Von Karajan made with the Berlin Philharmonic.
It’s a title considered in Great Britain the musical equivalent of Poet Laureate. And for more than 300 years it has been held exclusively by men. Until now.
With that in mind, here are some underrated composers who more often than not to not get mentioned in that conversation, but deserve at least a listen.
Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick found an unlikely musical obsession in a gorgeous performance of a tiny little movement by Henry Purcell.
Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick opines that if Mozart were alive today, he’d be the kind of guy to push the pooch home in a pram after doggie play dates, dress it in designer sweaters and feed it nummy organic treats from upscale pet boutiques.
The great Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi celebrates his 90th birthday.
The Next Fretworks program will feature music for various numbers of guitars, with a bit of Renaissance lute for good measure. Ron McFarlane has several pieces from 16th century France by Pierre Attaignant.
“I’d like to see the day when there is much more music made, but on a much less pretentious level. I think it’s better when a lot of young people get together in city-block orchestras, or duets or trios.” Lorin Maazel
Nora the Piano Cat embarks on a video tour.
In this episode of The Mozart Minute, Wolfgang Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, tells his wife and son about a moment of weakness that led Franz Joseph Haydn to deliver a less-than-stellar performance – in church..