I was saddened to see street corners of kids just hanging out while wasting valuable time they could be utilizing in a more productive way. Most of all, I was disappointed to find too many people who thought it was someone else’s job to provide them with musical opportunities.
Oftentimes I will mention a composers name to someone and see not the first hint of recognition. I should not be surprised. Most people who share my love of music do not have the luxury of digging into the lives of composers and performers that is part of my daily routine. Nothing increases the pleasure [...]
A great artist from a time gone by is still with us on a significant birthday.
If Dmitri Shostakovich ran into J.S. Bach at a cocktail party…would they have anything to talk about? Yes!
The new owner of the Guarnerius del Jesu violin, which was purchased for a record amount, presented it to Anne Akiko Meyers earlier this year. The violin had sat silent for 50 years.
A recent OSU study shows how music improves the lives of patients on ventilators.
Musically speaking there was much more to Liberace than candelabras and cabaret songs. When he was 20, he played the 2nd Piano Concerto by Franz Liszt with the Chicago Symphony.
Not long after his shocking ballet, the composer branched out into a broad range of styles, ushering in new musical trends far from the violent tone of his iconic Rite of Spring.
One L.A. Times Arts and Culture writer says “for core classical music fans, playing popular pieces is nothing more than pandering to the lowest common denominator.” What?
The press has dubbed cellist Joshua Roman a “Classical Rock Star.” He will be in the Classical 101 studio Friday at 9am for a live interview and performance.