Classical 101 Archives For: November 20, 2014

Remembering Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar in 1988
Ravi Shankar in 1988
2:27PM
December 12, 2012

Legendary Indian musician and composer Ravi Shankar died yesterday at the age of 92.  He was born in 1920, and during his long life did more than anyone to popularize the music of his country for western audiences. 

Galina Vishnevskaya

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Galina Vishnevskaya, artist, wife, widow, mother, unforgettable
9:30AM
December 12, 2012

Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya died Tuesday in Moscow at 86.

Top 10 Classical Alleluias that aren’t by Handel

6:00AM
December
12, 2012

Handel’s Messiah, specifically his Hallelujah Chorus, is a perennial favorite this time of year.  However, there are other great “alleluias” which would certainly serve to make your season bright if we set aside Handel for a moment.