Classical 101 Archives For March 2015

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Featured on Symphony @ 7

Herbert Von Karajan
Herbert Von Karajan
22, 2014

This week on Symphony @ 7, I’ll be featuring some notable recordings Herbert Von Karajan made with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Another Glass Ceiling Shattered in Music, This Time by the Queen

Judith Weir
Judith Weir
22, 2014

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.

The 10 Most Underrated Composers

22, 2014

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.

Purcell’s Groove: The Anatomy of an Unlikely Musical Obsession

Les Concert des Nations in performance.
Les Concert des Nations in performance.
21, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick found an unlikely musical obsession in a gorgeous performance of a tiny little movement by Henry Purcell.

Mozart Minute: Man’s Best Friend

image of a portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat
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July 18, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick opines that if Mozart were alive today, he’d be the kind of guy to push the pooch home in a pram after doggie play dates, dress it in designer sweaters and feed it nummy organic treats from upscale pet boutiques.

Tenor Carlo Bergonzi Turns 90

Carlo Bergonzi
July 17, 2014

The great Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi celebrates his 90th birthday.

One, Two Three, Four Guitars and a Lute on Fretworks

17, 2014

The Next Fretworks program will feature music for various numbers of guitars, with a bit of Renaissance lute for good measure. Ron McFarlane has several pieces from 16th century France by Pierre Attaignant.

Lorin Maazel: Prodigy with a Stick

16, 2014

“I’d like to see the day when there is much more music made, but on a much less pretentious level. I think it’s better when a lot of young people get together in city-block orchestras, or duets or trios.” Lorin Maazel

Nora The Piano Cat ‘Catcerto’ Comes To The Concert Hall

15, 2014

Nora the Piano Cat embarks on a video tour.

Mozart Minute: Michael Haydn on the Sauce

Image of a portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat.
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July 11, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute, Wolfgang Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, tells his wife and son about a moment of weakness that led Franz Joseph Haydn to deliver a less-than-stellar performance – in church..