Classical 101 Archives For February 2015

Top Ten Tenors

31, 2013

Who is YOUR favorite tenor?

A Double Concerto from Joaquin Rodrigo on Fretworks

30, 2013

The Concierto de Aranjuez by Spanish Composer Joaquin Rodrigo is probably the best-known and best-loved guitar concerto in the repertoire, and we’ve heard several recordings with different soloists since Fretworks began airing this past January.  On this Saturday’s program, we’ll double the fun of Rodrigo’s wonderful musical sensibilities with his Concierto madrigal, essentially a concerto [...]

The Girl Who Loved Camellias

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A new biography of the woman who inspired 'La traviata'
August 30, 2013

There’s a new biography of the woman who inspired Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata

What Does Music Mean?

28, 2013

The comment I hear most often, from both longtime classical music listeners and those who are either new or occasional listeners, is, “I don’t really know a lot about classical music, but…”

“Celebrating American Symphonies” Winding Down This Week

27, 2013

All during the month of August, we’ve been celebrating American symphonies on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101. We’re winding down now for the final week. Yesterday, we had Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony, and for the rest of the week, it’s symphonies by Jerome Moross, Adolphus Hailstork, George Whitefield Chadwick, and Dan Locklair.

Young Russian Pianist Tackles Beethoven’s Toughest Sonatas First

27, 2013

When 26-year-old Russian pianist Igor Levit signed a contract with Sony Classical, he quickly decided to begin at the what for others is the finish line…Beethoven’s final five sonatas.

Verdi Bicentennial: Two Unforgettable Tunes

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Nabucco is a hit in Italy
August 26, 2013

There is one chorus that made the early career of Giuseppe Verdi.

Getting Children Off the Streets and into Practice Rooms

26, 2013

I was saddened to see street corners of kids just hanging out while wasting valuable time they could be utilizing in a more productive way. Most of all, I was disappointed to find too many people who thought it was someone else’s job to provide them with musical opportunities.

Richard Tucker Day in New York and Beyond

Richard Tucker died in 1975. His 100th birthday is celebrated August 28, Richard Tucker Day in New York
August 26, 2013

Tenor Richard Tucker’s (1913-1975) 100th birthday is celebrated August 28. Mayor Bloomberg declares that date ‘Richard Tucker Day’

Flappers and Fiddles on The American Sound Saturday at 6 pm

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"Flapperette" by Ohio composer Harry Reser Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound on Classical 101
22, 2013

They bobbed their hair (gasp!), drank, smoked and – worst of all – listened to jazz (horrors!). Saturday on The American Sound we bob our heads (pun intended) to those bad girls of the roaring ’20′s with some flapper fun.