Classical 101 Archives For: April 6, 2015

You’re Never Too Old to Compose or Conduct

5, 2012

In 1973, a 91 year old conductor premiered a symphony written by a 91 year old composer.  Leopold Stokowski led the New Philharmonia Orchestra for the first performance of Havergal Brian’s Symphony No. 28.  The symphony is from 1967 when the composer was 91.  He unfortunately passed away at the age of 96, the year [...]

By Request: Mozart and Alicia

Alicia de Larrocha (1923-2009) By Request on Classical 101, but guard your dessert!
October 5, 2012

Music, dinner and desert in Columbus with pianist Alicia de Larrocha.