Classical 101 Archives For: May 6, 2014

Sibelius Inspired “Nordic Symphony” of Howard Hanson

Howard Hanson conducting
Howard Hanson conducting
6:55PM
February 13, 2013

American composer Howard Hanson will be featured this evening on Symphony @ 7. His Symphony No. 1 is titled The Nordic, indicating the connection with Scandinavia and particularly with Jean Sibelius, whose music Hanson admired.

Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful

Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli, 90-years young and going strong
10:46AM
February
13, 2013

Celebrate with me the 90th birthday of Franco Zeffirelli, the designer director who believes more is better.

What iTunes thinks you should have in your music collection

6:00AM
February
13, 2013

Watching the Grammy Awards broadcast does two things for me. It inspires me to delve further into music and musicians I may or may not know, while also helping me avoid those which are a waste of my time.