Classical 101 Archives For: April 11, 2014

Music for Reflection and Peace: Bach Solo Cello Suites

Johann Sebastian Bach in 1748
Johann Sebastian Bach in 1748
4:45PM
December 14, 2012

As we approach the Christmas holiday, many of us are caught up in hurrying and scurrying to get everything done that needs to be done before we can finally relax.  If you need a rest, and you want a break from the traditional Christmas music playing everywhere, in every store and even blaring from sound [...]

Qatar orchestra hires female cellist as conductor

9:58AM
December
14, 2012

In a part of the world where women often aren’t allowed to drive, vote, work, run for office, or go to school, one country stands out.   In the last two decades, since a peaceful coup by the son of Qatar’s ruler, women in Qatar have been able to begin doing all those things and [...]