Classical 101 Archives For April 2014
Start your New Year’s Eve celebration with truly inspiring music. This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, The Choral Symphony.
A novel that must be read to be believed, and its a fantastic (in all senses) ride.
The great contralto Louise Homer’s voice is hard to imagine given the recordings made over 100 years ago.
Cremona, Italy is a preeminent center for manufacturing musical instruments and was recently named a cultural heritage site by a United Nations agency.
Three great composers celebrate significant birthdays in 2013. It will be a splendid year for music.
From the versatility of the violin to the virtuosity of a mysterious opera composer, NPR’s Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic set of the year’s best classical recordings.
Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist-composer Thomas Adès play together with uncommon instinct and energy. They shine in a recital of disparate pieces, culminating in a world-premiere recording of an eclectic new work by Adès.
Composer-commentator Rob Kapilow examines what makes Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” one of the best known — and best loved — pieces in all of music. He says the exuberance is powered by a few deceptively simple techniques.
The flow of good classical Christmas albums seems to have slowed to a trickle. And that’s got one holiday listener longing for holiday albums from years past, from Jessye Norman’s Christmastide, Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and carols led by Robert Shaw.
If you’re bemoaning the fact that you simply can’t get to every holiday performance available in Central Ohio – fear not. Classical 101 have you covered.