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Guitar Concerto by Elmer Bernstein on Next Fretworks

1:29PM
February
5, 2015

The next Fretworks airing Saturday evening at 7 and the following Wednesday at 7 pm, will featuring the Guitar Concerto-For Two Christophers by Elmer Bernstein.

Pinocchio Turns 75: A Look at Music in Disney Films of Yore

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Pinocchio
12:48PM
February
5, 2015

Remember when Disney’s cartoon music was fit for a philharmonic symphony? Pinocchio turns 75 this week, and we look back at his music.

Classical Showcase Continues with “Spring for Music” Friday at 7pm

12:34PM
February
5, 2015

The first of six “Spring for Music” concert series programs from Carnegie Hall in New York airs this Friday evening at 7 with a performance of Christopher Rouse’s Requiem.

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.