Classical 101 Archives For: June 20, 2012
Perhaps Franz Schubert is one of the eternally young composers, since he was only 31 when he passed away in 1828. The freshness, vitality, and inexhaustible creativity of his music certainly place him in the pantheon of the eternally great composers. He was born on this date in 1797. Boyce Lancaster, in his recent blog [...]
So much of what gives American classical music its distinctly American sound comes from the rich musical contributions of black American musicians. This Saturday at 6 pm The American Sound begins a month-long celebration of Black History Month.
Some things require very few words. Franz Schubert’s Trout Quintet is one of them. In conversation with Jennifer Hambrick, she said it was as though the gods had descended from on high to grace us with a taste of perfection. Perlman, Zukerman, Barenboim, du Pre, Mehta…amazing! Happy birthday Schubert!
Jeanette Vecchione had four-year scholarship offers to play Division 1 basketball for top programs like Tennessee. Then she pretended to be an opera singer. Now, she is one.