Classical 101 Archives For: April 6, 2015

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.

“Concerto of the South” by Ponce on Next Fretworks

22, 2013

Mexican composer Manuel Ponce wrote a fine guitar concerto for Andreas Segovia in 1941, using his own original theme and native Mexican rhythms and harmonies. The Concierto del Su by Manuel Ponce will be featured on Fretworks Saturday evening between 7 and 8 p.m.

Google Doodle Highlights Debussy’s Clair de Lune

screen shot of today's Google Doodle
Today's Google Doodle honors composer Claude Debussy with an interactive panorama to a soundtrack of Debussy's Clair de lune.
August 22, 2013

In honor of Debussy’s 151st birthday, today’s Google Doodle showcases a glowing moon over a nighttime panorama of the lights of Paris flickering to the rhythms of Debussy’s Clair de lune (“Moonlight”).

Beethoven as Starbucks Barista?

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Who wouldn't by a latte from Ludwig?
August 22, 2013

It’s said that, whenever Beethoven made a cup of coffee, he meticulously counted out 60 coffee beans.