Classical 101 Archives For: September 25, 2014

Franz Schubert: A Jazz Inspiration?

5:46PM
August
13, 2014

If one of the primary aims of jazz improvisation is the creation of melody, could there be a more inspirational concentration of examples than in Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C?

A Danish Affirmation of Life from Carl Nielsen: Sinfonia Espansiva

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Carl Nielsen listening to the rehersal of Saul og David in Gothenburg in 1928.
2:48PM
August 13, 2014

Danish composer Carl Nielsen spoke of the first movement of his Sinfonia espansiva as “a gust of energy and life-affirmation blown out into the wide world,” and called the finale of his Third Symphony “a hymn to work and the healthy activity of everyday life.”

Classical Burnout: Don’t Lose Your Love For Music

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1:46PM
August
13, 2014

Young people are burning out studying music. Must one study music to love music?

A Bilingual Classical Music Experience Saturday On Classical 101

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Join Classical 101 Saturday's at 8pm for Concierto!
1:21PM
August
13, 2014

Listen to Classical 101’s newest program, Concierto, Saturday nights at 8. It’s a weekly celebration of the Latin contribution to classical music. And you can hear it each week in English and in Spanish. This week in anticipation of a historic visit to the US by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, hear the orchestra [...]

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Giving the Ears – and Mind – a Break

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PMCO Music Director David Danzmayr
10:54AM
August
13, 2014

For some reason, however, people seem surprised when they hear that classical musicians don’t spend their down time listening to classical music.