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Saying Goodbye to 2014

Claudio Abbado was considered one of the world's finest conductors.
December 31, 2014

The world of music lost many voices in 2014.

Can the Success of ‘The Nutcracker’ be Duplicated?

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Clara and the Nutcracker - BalletMet
29, 2014

What does a parrot have to do with The Nutcracker?

Classical Christmas Recordings a Challenge to Pull Off

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Renee Fleming's new Christmas recording receiving strong reviews
23, 2014

Thankfully, grandma does NOT get run over by a reindeer in our music library.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Great Music Being Written Today

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr
20, 2014

New generations of music listeners were/are raised in a world much different than a couple of generations ago. They look for a different musical experience.

A Festival of Christmas Music for Guitars on Next Fretworks

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Guitars for Christmas? We certainly hope so. Listen to Fretworks Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101.
December 19, 2014

This week’s Fretworks features music for the holiday in various arrangements from solo guitar to four guitars with orchestra. The holiday program will air on Saturday evening at 7 and be repeated Wednesday at 7 on Christmas Eve.

Corigliano and Brahms on Next Classical Showcase

18, 2014

On Friday evening at 7, the next Classical Showcase continues with another live concert performance from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

ClassicFM’s 6 Best Classical Music Viral Videos of 2014

16, 2014

Give yourself the gift of laughter and amazement this holiday season – ClassicFM’s 6 Best Classical Music Viral Videos are nothing to sneeze at.

All Tchaikovsky Program on Classical Showcase

12, 2014

Classical showcase continues a series of concerts featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an all Tchaikovsky program Friday evening at 7 on Classical 101. Music director Gustavo Dudamel leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s first and last symphonies.

Bartok, Vivaldi, and Hovhaness on Fretworks

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Music by Brandon Yip with the San Francisco Guitar Quartet Saturday on Fretworks.
December 12, 2014

This week on Fretworks, I’ll have a couple of somewhat unusual selections as well as more expected fare.

Glassfest in England with Philip Glass

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Philip Glass
December 11, 2014

Like the Energizer bunny, composer Philip Glass won’t quit and good for him. At 77, he has been touring England and performing his own music.