Classical 101 Archives For: March 27, 2015

The American Sound Honors African American Performers

photograph of the cover of Kathleen Battle's recording
Soprano Kathleen Battle
8, 2013

To celebrate Black History Month, join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for gorgeous, refined and elecrifying performances by African American classical musicians this Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

Conductor James DePreist Has Died At 76

James DePreist at the White House in 2005
February 8, 2013

The conductor James DePreist has died at the age of 76. His career overcame two significant obstacles.

Gershwin in the Movies

8, 2013

Rhapsody in Blue was more than a musical hit. In the Golden Age of Hollywood films, it was a popular sensation.

Orchestra To Perform Concerts for the Deaf

photograph of the ASL sign for
"I love you," in American Sign Language.
8, 2013

A British orchestra reaches out to the deaf and hearing impaired community with a special concert series.

What’s better than one Brandenburg Concerto? Six!

8, 2013

The Margrave of Brandenburg never heard the six Brandenburg Concertos sent to him by J.S. Bach.  Many surmise it was because he didn’t have musicians up to the task.  What a waste to have these marvelous works of art gathering dust on a library shelf! A friend of mine wrote recently about a trip he [...]