Classical 101 Archives For May 2014
ProMusica Cellist Nathaniel Chaitkin says Bach and beatbox have more in common than you might imagine.
You’d think an opera composer as great as Mozart was would write an opera role as demanding as that of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte only for a top-notch singer. But did he?
It might have been someplace dark and seedy. Or it might just have been you older brother’s bedroom, the corner office or even the cookie jar on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t matter: it was somewhere you were told, in some fashion, not to go. But you went there anyway.
On Fretworks this Saturday evening, I’ll have a fine recording of the popular Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A by the early 19th century guitarist composer Mauro Giuliani. John Williams will play a rare Gaetano Guadagnini guitar made in Turin in 1814.
Six Parrots That Can Sing Opera Better Than You
The Metropolitan Opera has threatened a lockout if agreements can’t be reached with the company’s unions.
Maria Callas on the David Frost TV show in 1970, as she was trying to revive her career.
This week on Symphony @ 7, I’ll be featuring some notable recordings Herbert Von Karajan made with the Berlin Philharmonic.
It’s a title considered in Great Britain the musical equivalent of Poet Laureate. And for more than 300 years it has been held exclusively by men. Until now.
With that in mind, here are some underrated composers who more often than not to not get mentioned in that conversation, but deserve at least a listen.