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Classical Showcase at The Lucerne Festival Next Four Weeks

Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
October 9, 2014

The next four Classical Showcase broadcasts Friday evenings at 7 pm on Classical 101, will feature performances from the 2014 Lucerne Festival near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. This Friday’s performance will showcase the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus with alto Sara Mingardo in a Brahms program conducted by Andris Nelsons.

The Boston Symphony on a November Afternoon

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Symphony Hall Boston, not changed much since the 1880s.
November 19, 2013

The Boston Symphony concert was interuppted Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963

Gaelic Symphony of Amy Beach on Symphony @ 7

Amy Beach
Amy Beach
August 9, 2013

As we celebrate American symphonies on Symphony @ 7 in August, we have one of the first prominent American women composers, Amy Beach, and her Gaelic Symphony this evening on Classical 101.

Favorite Classical Recordings of 2012

Joyce Di Donato as Mary, Queen of Scots in "Maria Stuarda"
December 20, 2012

These are performances released in 2012 that I greatly enjoyed, and am happy to recommend.

Galina Vishnevskaya

Galina Vishnevskaya, artist, wife, widow, mother, unforgettable
December 12, 2012

Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya died Tuesday in Moscow at 86.

12 great symphonies you’ve never heard of….

7, 2012

Top 12 great symphonies you probably haven’t heard

Getting to the Big Leagues in Boston

What every musician would like on their business card
24, 2012

Many a youngster dreams of playing professional sports.  Whether it’s baseball, football, or basketball, most of us have daydreamed about hitting the winning shot, a walk-off home run, or scoring the winning touchdown as the clock hits zero. Mike Tetreault’s childhood dream was to play in Boston, home of some of the world’s most storied [...]

Another Orchestra About to Fold

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Napa Valley Symphony's 89th season was to include Zuill Bailey and Philippe Entremont.
March 13, 2012

Napa Valley Symphony board suspends all operations; Soprano Ani Maldjian a Rising Star in the World of Opera; Kurt Masur’s Illness Means Carnegie Hall Debut for 72-Year-Old Conductor

Music I’ve Learned From Earl Wild

Pianist Earl Wild's recording of Schwarenka's piano concerto album cover
Pianist Earl Wild recorded Schwarenka's Piano Concerto in 1969.
June 21, 2011

A book written by a musician is successful if it draws the reader towards music- especially if the music is new to many people. By that measure, Earl Wild’s memoir is a success!

Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini

Carlo Maria Giulini
Carlo Maria Giulini
May 13, 2010

Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) is the subject of a new biography by Thomas D. Saler entitled Carlo Maria Giulini: Serving Genius.