Classical 101 Archives For: October 29, 2014

Steinway The Object Of High-Stakes Bidding War

Steinway 2
One of the very first Steinway pianos ever made - housed in the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale AZ
8:00PM
August
14, 2013

Legendary piano maker Steinway sold to Paulson & Co. for $512 million.

American Masterpiece on Symphony @ 7

2:34PM
August
14, 2013

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we continue celebrating American symphonies with a bona fide American masterpiece, the Third Symphony of Roy Harris.

What Would Mozart Be Doing If He Were Alive Today?

color photograph of a plastic Mozart toy in a red-coat sitting on a laptop keyboard
If Mozart were alive today, where would he be and what would he be doing?
12:20PM
August
14, 2013

If Mozart were alive today, I think he’d be a hipster. I think he’d listen to This American Life on his iPhone while working on his next masterpiece at the iPad set up on the drafting board in his urban loft condo with the exposed brick walls.

14-Year-Old Guitarist Rocks Vivaldi

7:45AM
August
14, 2013

A young guitarist who is comfortable playing everything from Vivaldi and Carulli to Van Halen appears to have a bright musical future ahead.