“Anything you can do, I can do better.” So sang Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Whether it’s on ice skates, in Cirque de Soleil, or in a concert hall, clowning around often is more difficult than playing it straight. Victor Borge set the tone for Classical comedy, followed quickly by Peter Schickele’s alter-ego [...]
Musica Sacra commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with Schoenberg’s A Survivor From Warsaw
Just like putting on your familiar threadbare sweater again and again, or eating your grandmother’s mashed potatoes and gravy on a winter night, we tend to warm up more to musical works with repetition that makes them seem familiar to us.
On Monday’s Symphony @7, we enter the world of Finnish mythology for the Four Legends from the Kalevala by Jean Sibelius.
Does Schubert better typify Austrian music than Mozart?
Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Mozart and Salieri” brought together some illustrious musicians and helped create one Russian opera star.
The Texas Guitar Quartet will be heard playing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture on the next Fretworks program Saturday at 7 pm on Classical 101.
Read about the botanical inspiration for American composer David Maslanka’s marimba work Crown of Thorns, and listen to Maslanka’s otherworldly music Saturday at 6 p.m. on The American Sound on Classical 101.
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Otto Klemperer is a Good Friday special on Classical 101, at 8 p.m. Friday.
Question: what do you call a smartphone that rings with a brand-new ring tone written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer?Answer: a smarterphone.