On our next Fretworks broadcast, the exciting young Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will play music of Johann Sebastian Bach from her CD of Bach concertos arranged for guitar and string quartet.
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began violin studies at 6-years-old. Now 35, she has ascended to the ranks of the worlds finest violinists. Some have asked if she is there by choice, or has been pushed (some use the word exploited) by those around her.
Reinventing Bach is a provocative new book by Paul Elie. Has advanced technology changed how we expereince the music of J.S. Bach?
The sparkle of lights, the hum of expectation and the gathering together just for the sake of, well, gathering together. Add to that a holiday flash mob by the United States Air Force Band and it’s enough to make you really wish Christmas came more than once a year.
Jeremy Denk calls the Bach Goldberg Variations, “maniacal, in the best way” and refers to the piece as “the biggest jazz riff ever written.”
On the Next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, we will have a concerto by Handel arranged for guitar, a guitar quintet by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, lute music of J. S. Bach played on the lute, and an opera overture performed with guitar and piano.
If Dmitri Shostakovich ran into J.S. Bach at a cocktail party…would they have anything to talk about? Yes!
For this Canada Day, some great music from Canada’s most famous classical artist, Glenn Goul.
“I love the idea that a song by Billie Holiday can speak to a song by Purcell, and that each one can influence the way we hear the other.”
Coming off of a fabulous weekend of performances featuring Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and a world premiere by Aaron Jay Kernis, you’d think ProMusica Chamber Orchestra would be taking a break this weekend. You would be wrong!