Classical 101 Archives For April 2014
The CSO season begins after a magnificent Gala Concert with Beethoven’s Symphony number 9. Now it’s Schubert’s turn!
Nareh Arghamanyan is an award winning pianist making her local debut this weekend with Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto. This concerto was a flop at its premiere, called “noisy and lopsided”. But the public got it right!
Cypriot pianist Cyprien Katsaris is reportedly recovering after having to be carried off stage while performing a concert Tuesday evening in Germany.
Howard H. Scott, the classical music recording producer who produced Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s”Goldberg” Variations and recorded virtually every major U.S. orchestra, has died at 92.
Kenji Bunch changing the face of “Classical” music in 21st century;
A musicians’ representative from the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra, whose concerts have been cancelled through Nov. 25, has announced that the orchestra will perform its 2012-13 season opening night concert Oct. 18 as planned, and that its conductor laureate, Stanislaw Skrowacewski, will conduct.
To save money, the financially strapped New York City Opera plans to sell – and even discard – its production stock.
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 [...]
Music, dinner and desert in Columbus with pianist Alicia de Larrocha.
A labor dispute has caused the Minnesota Orchestra to cancel performances through Nov. 25, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra continues to struggle to find a workable new contract for its musicians.