Classical 101 Archives For: October 23, 2014

Win Free Tickets to Hear the Escher String Quartet, Jan. 18

9:13PM
December
23, 2013

Above: The Escher String Quartet performs the first movement of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13. With regular appearances on major concert series and music festivals around the U.S. and Europe and an acclaimed discography, the Escher String Quartet has been hailed as one of today’s finest string quartets. Win tickets to hear [...]

Nutcracker Nightmare

9:08PM
December
23, 2013

You love holiday music…how many time do YOU listen to the same recording?

At Christmas, a Few Words about Re-gifting, Musical and Otherwise

color photograph of rows of little whote boxes tied with black ribbon with white polka dots
Gifts
9:05PM
December
23, 2013

Because of the association of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Christmas, I like to think of this particular example of Bachian musical recycling as re-gifting – Bach’s sharing again and again the incomparable gift he had to offer the world.