Classical 101 Archives For: April 6, 2015

A Debussy Rarity on Symphony @ 7: Pelleas and Melisande Suite

Pelleas and Melisande.  Painting by Edmund Blair Leighton
Pelleas and Melisande. Painting by Edmund Blair Leighton
May 6, 2013

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have something not heard all that often from French composer Claude Debussy — the Pelleas et Melisande Symphony.  It’s an arrangement of music from the 1902 opera made into a half-hour orchestral suite by Marius Constant. Although Debussy had already written other works that we hear often today, [...]

Why Play Classical Music to Babies In Utero? Because They Like It!

color photograph of Amy Juravich's baby bump, with Amy holding black headphones
One British classical music writer says babies boogie in utero to classical music.
6, 2013

Think classical music can’t reach kids? One British music writer tells of his twins bopping to Beethoven – in the womb.

Live Concerts, In Your Home

Joshua Roman
Cellist Joshua Roman performs in the Classical 101 studios
May 6, 2013

Carryout is king today, it seems. Busy work schedules and busy lives in general often leave little time for preparing meals. So what do we do?  Grab something at the drive through or pick up some prepared food at the grocery. “Carryout concerts” are becoming more common, both overseas and in the United States.  What [...]