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.
An interview with conductor Murry Sidlin about the PBS documentary Defiant Requiem, which will be shown on WOSU TV Friday, April 19 at 10 pm.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus honor chorus conductor Ronald Jenkins this weekend with a new work, Of Songs and Singing by Stephen Paulus. Mr. Jenkins celebrates thirty years with the chorus with these concerts.
NPR Music Critic Lloyd Schwartz has a new book out, “Music In and On the Air.” Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy recently spoke to Schwartz about the new book, new beginnings and a sad ending.
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.
Ellen Hargis, director of the acclaimed Newberry Consort and one of the world’s foremost early music sopranos, talks about her work and life in early music Friday at 11 am, live on Classical 101.
ProMusica cellists Marc Moskovitz, Cora Kuyvenhoven, Nathaniel Chaitkin, and Joel Becktell will be in the Classical 101 studios with Boyce Lancaster Friday morning at 9 am to perform and talk about their upcoming weekend concert.