Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?
Boris Giltburg, winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, is angry at a piano competition system he says is more punishment, than pleasure.
In the world of classical music, little is left to chance. Tempos, dynamics, cadenzas are all well-rehearsed. In Mark O’Connor’s world, things can be a little more fluid.
Everyone enjoys a good meal, but why do we enjoy something as abstract as music?
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.
Timothy Russell celebrates his final performance as ProMusica’s conductor with an exciting performance that will feature young cellist Joshua Roman.
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.
“It’s really not about whether a certain piece of music has the “it” ingredient that will improve someone’s mental faculties. Rather, listening in and of itself improves those faculties, and it also does a whole lot more—it makes us better people.”
Someone who composes with no consideration of their audience can’t reasonably be surprised or disappointed when they don’t have one.
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 [...]