Classical 101 Archives For: July 1, 2014

Prince Fielder Chose Mozart. What’s Your At-Bat Music?

color photograph of Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder swinging his bat
Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder chose Mozart's Requiem as his at-bat music last Thursday.
10:00AM
April
30, 2013

Last Thursday, Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder chose Mozart’s requiem as his at-bat music. If you could choose at-bat music – music that tells the world something about how you’re going to play the game, largely construed – what would you choose?

100 Years Later, Igor Stravinsky Still Rocks The House

6:00AM
April
30, 2013

Though the composer may no longer live, the music does…and when musicians begin to unlock what has been written, the music becomes a living, breathing entity, communicating across cultures and times to speak to us.

Beyond the Goldbergs

6:00AM
April
30, 2013

“I love the idea that a song by Billie Holiday can speak to a song by Purcell, and that each one can influence the way we hear the other.”