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Ravel and Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony on Classical Showcase

2:36PM
January
30, 2015

Classical Showcase airs this evening at 7 pm on Classical 101 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel. This program, recorded in Walt Disney Concert Hall features two works by Mozart with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G in between.

Music of Franz Schubert for his Birthday on the Next Fretworks

1:49PM
January
29, 2015

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on January 31, 1797, and I’ll have a couple of his works on the next Fretworks, which happens to be on that date. Also on the program, music from South America from Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Guastavino. Guitarist John Williams and the Australian Chamber Orchestra will play an arrangement of [...]

Lang Lang and Prokofiev With L. A. Phil on Classical Showcase

2:12PM
January
23, 2015

The next broadcast of Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 will feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel conducting with Lang Lang as soloist for Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev.

Tarrega for Two Guitars and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco on Fretworks

Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
1:49PM
January 22, 2015

The Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco is the featured work for guitar and orchestra on the next Fretworks program on Classical 101. This popular concerto was written in Hollywood, after the composer fled his native Italy after the rise of the fascist government there.  It was dedicated to and first performed [...]

Mostly Brahms on Next Classical Showcase

Johannes Brahms in 1853
Johannes Brahms in 1853
3:24PM
January 16, 2015

This evening at 7 on Classical Showcase, it’s mostly Brahms in a concert from Walt Disney Concert Hall with the L. A. Philharmonic that includes the Academic Festival Overture and the Second Piano Concerto.

Concerto of the South by Manuel Ponce on Fretworks

Album cover of Sharon Isbin.
Sharon Isbin with the New York Philharmonic and Jose Serebrier from 2004.
3:00PM
January 15, 2015

The Concierto del Sur by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce is the big work for the hour on the next Fretworks airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 on Classical 101.

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: The Merry Widow

Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
10:50AM
January 15, 2015

Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to enjoy this week’s live in HD broadcast of Lehar’s The Merry Widow.

Rolando Villazón’s Resume: Tenor and Cartoonist?

10:15AM
January
15, 2015

Tenor Rolando Villazón had a congenital cyst lodged in his left vocal fold, something you go after with a scalpel…something which causes everyone who uses their voice for a living to recoil in horror. Good thing he had a backup plan.

Composer Breaks Through in Hollywood – at 85

12:03PM
January
14, 2015

To put Stephen Sondheim’s musical world into Central Ohio terms, he’s the one wearing a tuxedo at the tailgate party.

“Minimalist Jukebox” With L. A. Phil on Classical Showcase

12:58PM
January
9, 2015

The next Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 p.m. presents the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with John Adams conducting in three contemporary pieces that were on a program as part of a concert series called “Minimalist Jukebox.”