Classical 101 Archives For June 2014
A new federal rule is giving some musicians pause about traveling internationally with their instruments.
Would you host a classical music concert in your home?
How much do you need to know about the personal life of composers before you try to interpret their music? ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr has some thoughts.
Contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty is 60 years old today. To celebrate the occasion, this evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have music that’s faster than a speeding baton and able to leap tall octaves in a single bound, the Superman comics-inspired Metropolis Symphony will be our featured offering.
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner has announced his retirement from singing.
In this episode of The Mozart Minute, learn about the four-year-old Mozart’s very first musical work.
Note: this is not your grandmother’s violin concerto.
On May 10, 1869, workers drove the so-called “golden spike”spike through railroad ties joining the Union Pacific Railroad with the Central Pacific Railroad. Saturday evening on The American Sound, hear American composer George Antheil’s “Golden Spike,” inspired by America’s transcontinental railroad.
Something I didn’t know until recently is that Disney made a musical documentary about the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite.
This Saturday evening at 7pm on Classical 101, our hour long program Fretworks has music for the classical guitar. This week we’ll hear a guitar trio, a duo, solo pieces, and a concerto for good measure.