Classical 101 Archives For: June 19, 2012

Maria Callas’s Illness

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Maria Callas on the cover of the opera, Norma.
1:44PM
July
8, 2013

A new study at the University of Bologna states Maria Callas died of a rare disease that had ruined her vocie.

The Great American Symphony

12:00PM
July
8, 2013

We’ve just celebrated Independence Day, which means most of us had a good dose of All-American music by the likes of Sousa, Copland, and Gershwin. Now seems a good time to take this one step further and look at the larger American music landscape.

The Innovative Mosaic Of American Symphonies

Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
7:59AM
July
8, 2013

Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?