Classical 101 listeners get a special sneak peek as David Finckel, along with NASO conductor/cellist Luis Biava will be in the studio with me on Friday morning at 9am for music and conversation.
Ronald J. Jenkins, Minister of Music and Liturgy at First Community Church, leads a diverse program of hymns in both traditional and new settings, along with sacred classics, including works by J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms.
Hearing a chuckle go up from the audience when they ‘get’ a musical innuendo is quite gratifying for orchestra and composer alike.
A series of events had pianist Valentina Lisitsa questioning her desire to have a performance career. When her manager died, she began to look at herself as, in her words, “just another blonde Russian pianist.” Sheer determination, and YouTube, has changed all that.
There are a number of musicians today who seem to defy categorization, appealing to a broad spectrum of listeners from all musical walks of life. Of course, variations on a theme have been a part of music as long as there has been music, but the lines now being crossed seem to get blurrier by [...]
Author Paul Elie contends that technology has rendered live performance unnecessary
When most of us think of recorders, we have flashbacks to music class in elementary school as we were given our first opportunities to make music. When you hear Michala Petri, you’ll realize just how far this is from your 2nd grade music class.
Don’t let Monday get you down…start the day with a smile, with a little help from the Muppets and Victor Borge
The Margrave of Brandenburg never heard the six Brandenburg Concertos sent to him by J.S. Bach. Many surmise it was because he didn’t have musicians up to the task. What a waste to have these marvelous works of art gathering dust on a library shelf! A friend of mine wrote recently about a trip he [...]