Classical 101 Archives For: April 29, 2014

Sibelius Second Symphony From One Who Should Know

6:55PM
October
10, 2012

Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund, who died in January of this year, recorded the symphonies of fellow countryman Jean Sibelius no less than three times.  He is a good example of an artist who had a special insight and knowledge of the music of Finland’s greatest composer.  This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have his [...]

Today is Verdi’s Birthday

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Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
1:27PM
October 10, 2012

Giuseppe Verdi was born on this date in 1813. Today’s birthday is a warm up to a bicentennial bash next year. Here are some of my favorite Verdi moments. What are yours?