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Is your music dangerous?

12, 2013

What’s on your list?

A Musical Muppet Monday with Victor Borge and Tchaikovsky

11, 2013

Don’t let Monday get you down…start the day with a smile, with a little help from the Muppets and Victor Borge

What’s better than one Brandenburg Concerto? Six!

8, 2013

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 [...]

Celebrating Schubert’s birth anniversary with musical perfection

31, 2013

Some things require very few words. Franz Schubert’s Trout Quintet is one of them. In conversation with Jennifer Hambrick, she said it was as though the gods had descended from on high to grace us with a taste of perfection. Perlman, Zukerman, Barenboim, du Pre, Mehta…amazing! Happy birthday Schubert!

Is it live, or is it Memorex?

28, 2013

Maybe it’s time to rethink having musicians trying to perform in what is almost always going to be extreme conditions in D.C. in January, or at least quit trying to make it bigger and better every four years.

Umoja Men’s Chorus Brings Beautiful Music From Inside Prison Walls

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A new CD from Umoja Men's Chorus, conducted by Catherine Roma
January 9, 2013

The Umoja men’s chorus consisting of inmates at an Ohio prison has just issued their third CD, called Extend a Hand

In spite of turmoil, Classical music lives and grows

2, 2013

Composers and musicians are determined to make music, and music lovers are determined to hear it.

A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass.
18, 2012

Hear the acclaimed British choral group in concert at the acoustically rich St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge, Mass tonight at 7 pm on Classical 101.

Top 10 Classical Alleluias that aren’t by Handel

12, 2012

Handel’s Messiah, specifically his Hallelujah Chorus, is a perennial favorite this time of year.  However, there are other great “alleluias” which would certainly serve to make your season bright if we set aside Handel for a moment.

No more Christmas music?

3, 2012

What that headline actually means is no more new Christmas music, at least if one musician has his way.