A Mandolin Concerto and Iberia Suite on Fretworks

12:49PM
October
23, 2014

Fretworks usually features the classical guitar, and there is plenty of that on the next program, but this week, I’ll also have a mandolin concerto from the end of the 18th century by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Hummel was a student of Mozart for two years as a youngster and later a friend of Beethoven Vienna.

Sleepers Awake to J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata

6:33AM
October
21, 2014

If you think you get cranky when you miss that first morning cup of java, how about this: “If I couldn’t, three times a day, be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee, in my anguish, I will turn into a shriveled-up roast goat.”

Concierto Madrigal for Two Guitars by Rodrigo on Fretworks

1:45PM
October
17, 2014

Our next Fretworks program on Classical 101 will feature the Concierto Madrigal by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. It’s a concerto for two guitars, not quite as well-known as the more famous Concierto de Aranjuez. The Concierto Madrigal was written in the form of a suite and is based on the Renaissance madrigal “Felices ojos mios” (Happy Eyes of Mine).

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on Classical Showcase

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
1:57PM
October 16, 2014

On our Friday evening broadcast of Classical Showcase this week, we’ll hear the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim conducting a program that includes two contemporary works and a concert performance of the second act of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

One Good Turn Deserves Another for Guitarist Milos Karadaglic

Milos Karadaglic
Milos Karadaglic
7:58AM
October 13, 2014

Milos Karadaglic,one of the stars of the classical guitar world, is already helping other talented younger performers find their way.

From Bach to Stravinsky on Next Fretworks

1:45PM
October
9, 2014

The next Fretworks program airing Saturday evening at 7 pm and Wednesday evening at 7 will feature guitar arrangements for music of Bach and Stravinsky, as well as solo guitar pieces by Isaac Albeniz and Miguel Llobet.

Classical Showcase at The Lucerne Festival Next Four Weeks

Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
11:11AM
October 9, 2014

The next four Classical Showcase broadcasts Friday evenings at 7 pm on Classical 101, will feature performances from the 2014 Lucerne Festival near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. This Friday’s performance will showcase the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus with alto Sara Mingardo in a Brahms program conducted by Andris Nelsons.

One Requiem Interrupts Another at St. Louis Symphony Concert

3:28PM
October
6, 2014

An unusual scene took place at at the end of intermission at a St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert this past weekend.

Guitar Concerto from Puerto Rico On Next Fretworks

1:46PM
October
2, 2014

The next Fretworks program will feature a mandolin concerto by Vivaldi, music of Bela Bartok for flute and guitar, as well as a guitar concerto by Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero. I’ll also have music by Joaquin Rodrigo and a couple of rags by Scott Joplin played on piano and guitar.