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Who Wrote That? A Music Quiz

11:35AM
March
20, 2014

Many well-known people have a musical side. How many of them can you name?

Music of Bach on 8-String Guitar on Next Fretworks

11:46AM
March
13, 2014

On Saturday evening at 7 on classical 101, the next Fretworks broadcast will feature Paul Galbraith and his 8-string guitar for music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Handel and Music From Bizet’s Carmen on Next Fretworks

12:58PM
March
6, 2014

Conductor and arranger Peter Breiner has made an intriguing setting for guitar and orchestra of music from George Bizet’s opera Carmen. Bizet’s 1875 opera is so full of good tunes, Breiner made his arrangement into four movements lasting about 50 minutes.

Conductor Bernard Haitink Turns 85 This Week

1:25PM
March
3, 2014

The highly esteemed Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink will be 85 on Tuesday, and he’s still going strong in the concert halls and releasing new recordings.

Grand Early 19th Century Guitar Concerto on Fretworks

1:32PM
February
27, 2014

This week on Fretworks, we have one of the great early 19th century guitar concertos, Mauro Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto in A, Op. 30. This work from around 1812 is in Late Classical/Early Romantic style and is a joy to hear.

Xuefei Yang Plays Bach Concerto on Fretworks

12:41PM
February
20, 2014

On our next Fretworks broadcast, the exciting young Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will play music of Johann Sebastian Bach from her CD of Bach concertos arranged for guitar and string quartet.

Mandolins, Lute and Guitar on Next Fretworks

1:29PM
February
13, 2014

On Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, the next Fretworks will include a mandolin orchestra, the International Mandolin Academy Orchestra. They are an ensemble made up of musicians from Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Japan, and Canada. They’ll play a Samba by contemporary composer Stefano Squarzino.

Classical Soap Opera Casts Dudamel In Lead – Sort Of

8:13AM
February
12, 2014

Amazon unveils a pilot show that tells the story of a young, charismatic conductor who bares resemblance to a real-life maestro.

Rarely Heard Dvorak on Symphony @ 7

1:56PM
February
10, 2014

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have a musical treat in the form of the rarely heard Symphony No. 2 in Bb by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. He was 24 when he completed this work in 1865. His big break in the music world with his Slavonic Dances was still about a dozen years away.

One, Two, and Three Guitars Plus a Concerto on Next Fretworks

3:27PM
February
6, 2014

On the next Fretworks program Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, we have music of Frederic Chopin arranged for guitar trio, Catalan folk songs for solo guitar, an 18th Century concerto, originally for lute, and a tango for two guitars.