Debussy, Lindberg, and Bartok on Classical Showcase

Claude Debussy ca1908
Claude Debussy (1908)
November 14, 2014

Friday evening at 7 on Classical 101, Classical Showcase continues with a series of concerts featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mozart Minute: Mozart After the Fall

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears a bright red coat
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November 14, 2014

Mozart’s conversation with the man who dismissed him from his court job with a kick in the backside turns into a sparring match – or would have, had either man had anything to swing at the other but schoolboy taunts.

Columbus in Concert: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

ProMusica's Conductor Emeritus Timothy Russell this week on Columbus in Concert
14, 2014

This week on the Columbus in Concert, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra welcomes Timothy Russell back in the role of Conductor Emeritus.

Alan Hovhaness, Mozart, and Mandolin Concerto on Fretworks

Alan Hovhaness
Alan Hovhaness, circa 1970
November 13, 2014

This week on Fretworks, I have some music out of the ordinary guitar repertoire. We’ll hear part of a big guitar concerto by Alan Hovhaness, a piano sonata by Mozart arranged for flute and guitar, and a mandolin concerto from the 18th century. Listen on Classical 101, Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 pm.

Music for Remembrance

Bernstein Helps Tear Down the Berlin Wall
Esteemed composer and director Leonard Bernstein helped chip away at the Iron Curtain both physically and musically.
13, 2014

A recent study by Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch explores the relationship between ‘sad’ music and positive emotions; in other words, sad music which makes listeners a bit more cheerful. How can music help in the process of remembering and mourning?

El Sistema Gets Bum Rap From UK Academic

12, 2014

Here we go again. Recently fiddler Mark O Connor trashed the Suzuki music instruction method by claiming its founder was a fraud.

Second Lockout in Two Years Ends For Atlanta Symphony

Robert Spano conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 10/27/12.
10, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is back in business, performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Thursday November 13.

Wexner Center for the Arts ‘Transfigurations’ Deserves A Listen

Pablo Picasso's
The Wexner Center for the Arts 'Transfigurations' exhibit features other works by Pablo Picasso, but the exhibit is typically silent.
November 10, 2014

Enjoy a playlist inspired by the Wexner Center for the Arts current exhibition, ‘Transfigurations,’ featuring Picasso, Degas, and more.

Los Angeles Philharmonic on Classical Showcase

7, 2014

This evening on Classical Showcase, we begin a series of concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with music director Gustavo Dudamel. Several performances will be with former music director Esa-Pekka Salonen and a couple of other guest conductors between now and the end of December.

Mozart Minute: Burning Letters, Burning Love

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears  bright red coat
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November 7, 2014

Fate’s a funny thing. Want to know what Mozart and Princess Diana have in common? Read on.