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ProMusica Cellist Wants to Demystify Classical Music

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Nathaniel Chaitkin and his musical friends
2:07PM
July
29, 2014

ProMusica Cellist Nathaniel Chaitkin says Bach and beatbox have more in common than you might imagine.

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Featured on Symphony @ 7

Herbert Von Karajan
Herbert Von Karajan
3:40PM
July
22, 2014

This week on Symphony @ 7, I’ll be featuring some notable recordings Herbert Von Karajan made with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Nora The Piano Cat ‘Catcerto’ Comes To The Concert Hall

2:55PM
July
15, 2014

Nora the Piano Cat embarks on a video tour.

The Changing Sounds of Orchestras

12:51PM
July
10, 2014

Recently, one of the premier American orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, underwent another personnel change that may affect, even if subtly, the sound of that esteemed ensemble.

Concerto of the South on Next Fretworks

10:44AM
July
10, 2014

Mexican composer Manuel Ponce wrote his Concerto of the South, which features native Mexican rhythms and harmonies combine with the composer’s own original themes will be featured on Fretworks Saturday night at 7pm on Classical 101.

Monster Pianos

1:53AM
July
9, 2014

Playing piano with your feet…your teacher would have been appalled!

Farewell to Stromness for Four Guitars on Next Fretworks

1:39PM
June
26, 2014

On the next Fretworks program Saturday evening on Classical 101, we’ll hear the Divertissiment for Plucked Instrument Orchestra and Farewell to Stromness.

Bach on Banjo plus Concerto for Four Guitars on Fretworks

12:57PM
June
19, 2014

We’ll ring in the official start of summer on the next Fretworks program with banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck and his arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3, a dazzling piece for any instrument. For a calmer musical experience, guitarist David Leisner will have American composer Lou Harrison’s lovely Serenade.

The 10 Worst Things About Playing the Oboe

9:51AM
June
19, 2014

To paraphrase a famous line, friends don’t let friends play the oboe.

Apple iPad Commercial Spotlights Classical Composer

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A new Apple iPad advertisement spotlights conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen as he used the device to write and score music
6:00PM
June 17, 2014

Composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has created an app so people from all walks of life, casual listeners and newbies to seasoned music lovers can enjoy classical music in a more satisfying, and much cooler, way.