in the waning days of summer festival season, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick shares her list of the top 10 reasons to love – and miss – summer festivals. Join Jennifer Hambrick for a festive farewell to summer festival season on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.
Most soldiers tell stories of their time in the trenches. But one British World War I soldier let his violin do the talking.
There might be worse things than being an organist at the court of Versailles. Then again, if you believe Mozart, there might not.
Call it the can-do spirit run amok, or call it an extra dose of chutzpah – whatever name you give it, a thread of defiance has always run through the American psyche.
Farmer Derek Klingenberg plays his trombone till the cows come home.
The funeral ceremony Mozart organized for his beloved pet starling had all the bathos of the most outlandish comic operas.
From the circular ground bass patterns of Baroque music, to the Guggenheim Museum’s sloping, spiraling floors, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick explains how Henry Purcell transformed pain into pleasure – and into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.
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.