Classical 101 Archives For: April 11, 2014

The Way of the Dodo: Long Lost Bird Inspires New Musical Work

color photograph of the atrium of London's Natural history Museum
The Natural history Museum, London, England
1:50PM
March
13, 2014

You might think writing new music for an archaic instrument like the harpsichord is simply for the birds. But if those birds are the long extinct dodo birds, well, then it’s easy to see what the flap is all about.

Was Ravel’s Music any Good?

1:15PM
March
13, 2014

Stravinsky characterized Maurice Ravel as “a Swiss watchmaker.” His music was precise, intricate, and assembled in a fastidious manner.

Music of Bach on 8-String Guitar on Next Fretworks

11:46AM
March
13, 2014

On Saturday evening at 7 on classical 101, the next Fretworks broadcast will feature Paul Galbraith and his 8-string guitar for music of Johann Sebastian Bach.