Classical 101 Archives For April 2015

Danish Composer Carl Nielsen Getting His Due From New York

Carl Nielsen in 1910
November 30, 2012

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’re featuring the new recording from the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert of the Second Symphony, The Four Temperaments by Carl Nielsen.

Here’s a Howdy-Dooo – Here’s a Bad Review

30, 2012

Pay attention: This is one nasty review. A change form the New York Times usual polite and say little stance. I wouldn’t want to meet Zachary Woolfe on a bad day.

The First Four Notes

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The First Four Notes by Matthew Guerrieri...a marvelous read!
November 30, 2012

A new book by Matthew Guerrieri examines the most famous four note sequence in the history of music.

Great Opera in Columbus This Saturday

Licia Albanese as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme
Licia Albanese as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme
28, 2012

Two magnificent archival broadcasts form the Metropolitan Opera on Classical 101, this Saturday at 1 pm.

Some Great Mozart: From Darkness to Light

28, 2012

I found some great Mozart on YouTube  from Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute.  This caught my attention as we head from autumn to winter.  The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas brings shorter days and earlier darkness.  Then, after the Winter Solstice on December 21st or so, the days begin to get longer again and [...]

Here’s What Santa Could Bring A Music Lover

Myself, a few year's back at Macy's in New York. Just kidding.
November 27, 2012

Some ideas for holiday shopping for the music lover in your life.

Conductor Charles Dutoit Takes Us to “The Planets”

Charles Dutoit in 1984
November 23, 2012

Charles Dutoit recently ended his four year tenure as chief conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He became a well known musical figure to many of us from his many outstanding recordings with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 1980′s. We’ll have one of his best, The Planets by Gustav Holst, this evening on Symphony @ 7.

Mozart Unloved

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Mozart in an unfinished portrait by his brother in law, Josef Lange, circa 1790
November 23, 2012

A preview of Mozart’s little known La clemenza di Tito, to be seen worldwide in HD on December 1

Help Name Classical 101′s New Program!

Name Our Show - Name Classical 101's new American music show.
Classical 101 is launching a new program – and we want your help with giving it a name.
November 21, 2012

Classical 101 is launching a new program – and we want your help with giving it a name. Read more to lean how you can let your voice be heard.

What are your “Desert Island” recordings?

21, 2012

Most “Desert Island” recording lists seem to rotate the same 20 or so artists and composers, which means I don’t bother to look at them. However, this list is quite interesting by what it doesn’t do…it doesn’t limit the musical genre.