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Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux on Next Fretworks

12, 2015

Cleveland area classical guitarist Jason Vieaux won a Grammy Award last Sunday in Los Angeles in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his album, Play.

Evolution of the Cool

The Fathers of Cool
Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, Cecil Payne, Miles Davis, and Ray Brown, Downbeat, New York, N.Y. (between 1946 and 1948) (photographed by William Gottlieb)
9, 2015

February is Black History Month, and you cannot explore black history in music without looking at jazz and the birth of cool.

Guitar Concerto by Elmer Bernstein on Next Fretworks

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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
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.