YouTube’s Player Piano Turns Gaming Tunes Into Fantasy Videos

11:00AM
December
17, 2014

Imagine: a classical piano recital performed not in a concert hall, but in a fantasy music video. This isn’t the future of music – it’s happening now on the Player Piano YouTube channel.

Holiday Specials, Tune to Classical 101 All Season Long

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Classical 101 Holiday Specials
10:52AM
December
17, 2014

Tune into Classical 101 all season long for special programming from all of us at the station! From Handel’s Messiah to a New Year’s celebration, Classical 101 is your one-stop shop to get you in the holiday spirit.

A New Biography of Tenor Roland Hayes

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Roland Hayes: Legacy of an American Tenor by Christopher Brooks and Robert Sims
9:41AM
December 17, 2014

A new biography of the first African America classical musician to have an international career.

From Soaring Heights to Swirling Depths: NPR’s 2014 Album Choices

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The Seattle Symphony: John Luther Adams, Become Ocean was one of NPR's best classical records of the year.
4:00PM
December 16, 2014

Midst the dozens of pop albums and jazz artists recognized on NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2014 there stand four classical and orchestral compilations.

ClassicFM’s 6 Best Classical Music Viral Videos of 2014

12:00PM
December
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.

Being a Professional Musician Requires More than Talent

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Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music graduate Joshua Bell-now a Senior Lecturer in Music at his alma mater
6:00AM
December
16, 2014

The music business roadside is littered with talented people. However, new opportunity from Warner Music Group could lend a monetary hand to a few talented, driven professionals in a partnership with the Blavatnick Family Foundation.

Remembering Irene Dalis

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Irene Dalis as Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore. Don't be fooled. She was a nice lady.
2:27PM
December 15, 2014

Mezzo-soprano turned teacher and impresario Irene Dalis has died at the age of 89. I have a personal reminiscence to share.

Opera-As-TV-Series: Is Lisa Bielawa’s “Vireo” the Future of Opera?

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Lisa Bielawa's "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" is poised to become the first opera to be performed serially and broadcast on television.
9:40AM
December
15, 2014

Composer Lisa Bielawa’s innovative new opera “Vireo” has many asking, Is this the future of opera?

Beautiful Life, A Father’s Album After Sandy Hook

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Jimmy Greene
5:00AM
December 15, 2014

Out of the the terror of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Jimmy Greene, father of six-year old victim Ana Márquez-Greene, has used music to heal and to help others heal. The outcome is an album, Beautiful Life, that is deeply-inspired and heart-rending in its sincerity and perspective.

All Tchaikovsky Program on Classical Showcase

1:54PM
December
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.