Classical 101 Archives For: June 27, 2014

Paganini Violin Concerto Arranged For Guitar On Fretworks

NiccoloPaganini
NiccoloPaganini
6:24PM
March 22, 2013

On the next Fretworks Saturday evening at 7, we have a big concerto for guitar by Niccolo Paganini, the great early 19th Century violin virtuoso. 

Christa Ludwig at 85

The Art of Christa Ludwig album cover.
Christa Ludwig
12:00PM
March 22, 2013

The wonderful mezzo-soprano turns 85. She gave one of the most unforgettable concerts I’ve ever heard

Rise Stevens Dies at 99

Rise Stevens 1952 recording of Carmen.
Rise Stevens 1952 recording of Carmen.
9:53AM
March 22, 2013

Rise Stevens, the world’s most famous Carmen, has died at age 99.

Columbus Symphony and a Faun in the Afternoon

Claude Debussy ca1908
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) sensualist divin
9:00AM
March 22, 2013

More about this weekend with the Columbus Symphony and Ballet Met: Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

Concert Halls Go Dark With No San Francisco Symphony Performances

Davies Hall Interior
Davies Hall Interior
6:00AM
March 22, 2013

Another major American orchestra is now on strike. The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas cancelled its East Coast tour last Sunday.