Classical 101 Archives For June 2014
Reuben Reuben by Marc Blitzstein was a famous flop in 1955, but the songs go on as did the careers of Blitzstein, Evelyn Lear, Eddie Albert and Kaye Ballard. But why did audiences walk out?
Randall Thompson’s Alleluia opened the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood in 1940- another commission from famed conductor Serge Koussevitsky.
Armonia Celeste performed live in the Classical 101 studio. View photos of the performance.
Columbus is blessed with performing arts organizations dazzling us separately, and together.
Musicians and administrators of the Chicago and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras recently on strike have ratified contract agreements that will keep the music playing – at least for a while.
George Gershwin was born on this date in 1898, and his music is still embraceable by lovers of both jazz and classical music. It’s brash, suave, seductive and exciting. Maybe this was the first “crossover” music? If it was, it’s still the best. From smash hit musicals on Broadway to Carnegie Hall, Gershwin’s music seems [...]
Early music ensemble Armonia Celeste – “Celestial Harmony” – gives an otherworldly performance of Italian Renaissance love songs Thursday at 1 p.m. – live on Classical 101.
German Instrument dealer Dietmar Machold admits to embezzlement, stands trial for fraud for what has been called the “largest fraud case in the history” of the fine instrument trade.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday evening less than two hours before their first Saturday evening concert of the 2012-13 season was scheduled to begin, and on the eve of the orchestra’s October tour to Carnegie Hall and Mexico.
Beautiful, funny and gifted, contralto Kathleen Ferrier was born 100 years ago.