Classical 101 Archives For April 2015

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Gustavo Dudamel

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
November 18, 2013

Being a conductor involves more than just waving a stick. The best ones know how to shape and sculpt the sound of an orchestra, getting the absolute best from the musicians.

Leonard Bernstein’s N. Y. Phil Conducting Debut 70 Years Ago

14, 2013

Seventy years ago today, November 14, 1943, 25 year old Leonard Bernstein made a triumphant debut conducting the New York Philharmonic. He had been an assistant conductor with that great orchestra for only two months, but fate intervened to give his career a huge boost.

The American Sound Tours U.S. Cities Saturday at 6 pm

color photograph of the tops of some Seattle skyscrapers overlooking the blue waters of Puget Sound
Visit Seattle and other great U.S. cities Saturday, 6 pm, on The American Sound on Classical 101.
14, 2013

What city are you? Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for a musical tour of great American cities, Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un gentilhombre” on Next Fretworks

14, 2013

As it turns out, our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 will bring us music from Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Italy and England, with the centerpiece for the hour, Joaquin Rodrigo’s popular and very enjoyable Fantasia par un gentilhombre.

Schubert’s Unfinished is Finished on Sunday’s ProMusica broadcast

_MG_3209_DavidDanzmayr-Edit_300dpi-1 (1024x683)
ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr
14, 2013

David Danzmayr and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra explore the possibilities of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in a finished form Sunday at 1:00pm on the ProMusica broadcast.

The World Premiere that never was

Vadim GluzmanPhoto: Marco Borggreve
Vadim Gluzman plays the ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius
13, 2013

When Tchaikovsky wrote his Violin Concerto for Leopold Auer, the violinist declared it “unplayable.”

21 Years in the Making, Brahms’ First on Symphony @ 7

12, 2013

So aware was Johannes Brahms of Beethoven’s spirit looking over his shoulder, it took him a very long time to get around to completing a first symphony. In fact he was 43 when Symphony No. 1 in C minor premiered in 1876. Three other major works for orchestra had already appeared before the First Symphony: Serenades 1 and 2 (1857 and 1859) and the First Piano Concerto (1858).

Mandolin Concerto by Hummel on Fretworks Saturday Evening

8, 2013

A mandolin concerto from the end of the 18th century will be featured on the next Fretworks program Saturday evening at 7 here on Classical 101. We’ll hear David Russell from his CD of Latin-American music for guitar. Also, there’s a guitar trio by Filippo Gragnani and a duo by Fernando Sor.

‘Stradivarius Museum’ Opens in Italy

Color photo of a violin lying on its back on top of wavy brown fabric
Once the home of the world's finest stringed instrument makers, Cremona is now home to the Museum of the Violin.
November 8, 2013

Stringed instruments get their own “hall of fame” in the world capital of violin making, Cremona, Italy.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr – Favorite Conductors – Kleiber

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
November 8, 2013

Classical 101′s Boyce Lancaster and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr continue their discussion about what makes a great performance and recording and which conductors do it best, in David’s opinion. This week they discuss Carlos Kleiber.