Classical 101 Archives For May 2012
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 [...]
There’s a new biography of the woman who inspired Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata
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…”
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.
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.
There is one chorus that made the early career of Giuseppe Verdi.
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.
Tenor Richard Tucker’s (1913-1975) 100th birthday is celebrated August 28. Mayor Bloomberg declares that date ‘Richard Tucker Day’
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.