Classical 101 Archives For: March 27, 2015

Sibelius Second Symphony From One Who Should Know

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

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
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?