Classical 101 Archives For May 2014

The Next Fretworks Features Viola with Guitar and Romance by Anon.

11:52AM
September
30, 2013

This week on Fretworks Saturday evening at 7, we have the famous anonymous short piece, Romance, arranged for guitar and orchestra. There will be contemporary works for viola and guitar and for guitar quartet and also, a big early 19th century Italian guitar concerto, along with music for solo guitar from Paraguay.

Ned Rorem is 90!

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Ned Rorem, ninety years young
1:37PM
September 29, 2013

Ned Rorem, a Quaker from Chicago out of Richmond, Indiana, he of the exquisite choral music and art songs, he of the sexually explicit published diaries, of some of the best music criticism ever, is tuning 90 on Oct. 23.

The Return of James Levine

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James Levine
11:48AM
September 26, 2013

James Levine, born 70 years ago in Cincinnati has been music director of the Metropolitan Opera for decades. He is recognized as one of the world’s great conducts.

Podcast: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Opera Abbreviated Podcast by Classical 101
Opera Abbreviated Podcast by Classical 101
12:00PM
September 25, 2013

In the first episode of the Opera Abbreviated podcast, Christopher Purdy takes a look at Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which will appear in movie theaters starting October 5 as the opening of The Met’s 2013-14 Live in HD season.

Russian Symphonies at 7 This Week on Classical 101

4:33PM
September
24, 2013

Yesterday evening on Symphony @ 7, we had Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, the Pathetique as our main musical offering. For the rest of the week, we continue with other great Russian symphonies. Still to come are works by Alexander Glazunov, Dmitri Shostakovitch, Alexander Borodin and Sergei Prokofiev.

Pianist Jonathan Biss: Classical Music Can Be for Anyone

10:15AM
September
24, 2013

“The only condition you really need to appreciate music is openness to it,” says pianist Jonathan Biss. “If you go into the experience of hearing a piece or hearing discussion of a piece … with your ears wide open and with a desire to go deeper into it, it doesn’t matter all that much how much knowledge you have already.”

Classical Music Dying? Don’t Believe It.

3:15PM
September
23, 2013

We live in a community which values the arts in such a way that one would be hard pressed to take advantage of everything that is available.

Cavatina by Stanley Myers on Fretworks

1:30PM
September
19, 2013

Join us Saturday evening at 7 p.m. for music of the classical guitar on Fretworks on Classical 101, with music ranging from Antonio Vivaldi and Nicolo Paganini, to Astor Piazzolla, Alexander Tansman and Stanley Myers.

Not Your Grandmother’s Body Art: Classical Music Tattoos

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Take note: tattoos are for classical music lovers, too.
12:49PM
September 19, 2013

Tattoos too lowbrow for those who dig classical music? Nope.

Anna Nicole Opens in New York

New York City Opera's Anna Nicole
New York City Opera's Anna Nicole
3:58PM
September 18, 2013

A new opera by Wayne Turnage is based on the sad life of Anna Nicole Smith