Classical 101 Archives For: August 28, 2014

Westward Ho!: The Golden Spike, 6 pm Saturday on The American Sound

color photograph of a brass-plated plaque affixed to a railroad tie half buried in snow.
The Golden Spike plaque at Promontory Summit, Utah, marking the point at which the railroad connected the East and West Coasts.
1:40PM
April
24, 2014

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.

The Grand Canyon from a Disney Perspective

12:55PM
April
24, 2014

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.

Grieg’s Holberg Suite for Three Guitars on Next Fretworks

12:27PM
April
24, 2014

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.

Opera Abbreviated: Cosi fan Tutte

Isabel Leonard as Dorabella and Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi in Mozart's
Isabel Leonard as Dorabella and Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi in Mozart's "Così fan tutte."
11:35AM
April 24, 2014

Cosi fan Tutte, a bittersweet battle of the sexes is the next Met-in-HD presentation and is the subject of the latest Opera Abbreviated podcast. Listen up.