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“Minimalist Jukebox” With L. A. Phil on Classical Showcase

12:58PM
January
9, 2015

The next Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 p.m. presents the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with John Adams conducting in three contemporary pieces that were on a program as part of a concert series called “Minimalist Jukebox.”

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet on Next Fretworks

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance.
9:26AM
November 20, 2014

This week on Fretworks, we’ll hear the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in their arrangement of music from the Renaissance by Giovanni Gabrielli.

Los Angeles Philharmonic on Classical Showcase

12:21PM
November
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.

Composer John Mackey Joins Classical 101

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John Mackey
1:31PM
October
29, 2014

We wrote about John Mackey’s visit to Classical 101, yesterday. And what a performance it was! Well, today, we’ve taken highlights from his interview with Jennifer Hambrick, and posted them here!

Conductor Christopher Hogwood Dies at Age 73

2:59PM
September
24, 2014

The English conductor Christopher Hogwood died today after a long illness at the age of 73. He was the noted founder of the early-music orchestra The Academy of Ancient Music, a group he started in 1973 and directed for some 30 years.

Classical Burnout: Don’t Lose Your Love For Music

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1:46PM
August
13, 2014

Young people are burning out studying music. Must one study music to love music?

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Giving the Ears – and Mind – a Break

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PMCO Music Director David Danzmayr
10:54AM
August
13, 2014

For some reason, however, people seem surprised when they hear that classical musicians don’t spend their down time listening to classical music.

Music in the Midst of Conflict

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Soldiers take a banjo break from the fighting.
11:05AM
August
12, 2014

Is there ever a place where music is not welcome?

Pain, Pleasure and Purcell: Why a Ground Bass Hurts So Good

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How Henry Purcell transformed cycles of desire and pain into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.
10:00AM
July
30, 2014

From the circular ground bass patterns of Baroque music, to the Guggenheim Museum’s sloping, spiraling floors, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick explains how Henry Purcell transformed pain into pleasure – and into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.

Purcell’s Groove: The Anatomy of an Unlikely Musical Obsession

Les Concert des Nations in performance.
Les Concert des Nations in performance.
10:30AM
July
21, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick found an unlikely musical obsession in a gorgeous performance of a tiny little movement by Henry Purcell.