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What Does Music Mean?

6:36AM
August
28, 2013

The comment I hear most often, from both longtime classical music listeners and those who are either new or occasional listeners, is, “I don’t really know a lot about classical music, but…”

Young Russian Pianist Tackles Beethoven’s Toughest Sonatas First

6:08AM
August
27, 2013

When 26-year-old Russian pianist Igor Levit signed a contract with Sony Classical, he quickly decided to begin at the what for others is the finish line…Beethoven’s final five sonatas.

Building An Orchestra From Scratch

6:00AM
May
17, 2013

In America, when your child comes home and says “I want to play an instrument,” it usually means buying a student version or, if you’re lucky, playing one provided by the school. What if you and your child had to build whatever instrument they wanted to play?  There would probably be a lot of percussionists [...]

What would you give to be able to play classical music?

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Pianist James Rhodes
6:43AM
May
13, 2013

James Rhodes has put in the requisite time and effort to become one of the world’s finest musicians. Daily practice sessions lasting six hours coupled with lessons from, as he put it, “Edoardo Strabbioli, a crazy, angry, almost psychotic Italian teacher.”

Mozart activates your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

6:00AM
March
27, 2013

“It’s really not about whether a certain piece of music has the “it” ingredient that will improve someone’s mental faculties. Rather, listening in and of itself improves those faculties, and it also does a whole lot more—it makes us better people.”

How well do you know Ludwig?

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Beethoven's ear trumpets
6:00AM
March
1, 2013

Test your knowledge about one of classical music’s best known composers…Ludwig van Beethoven

A joyful start to your Monday with Ludwig van Beaker

6:00AM
February
25, 2013

Yes, another Monday has arrived. Beaker has just the formula to make it a little easier to face.

Interview with a World-Class Piano Trio Saturday at 7pm

3:00PM
February
1, 2013

Winner of the Naumberg International Chamber Music Competition, the globetrotting Trio Cavatina has performed with some of the esteemed classical musicians and on some of the most revered stages in the world. Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick interviews Trio Cavatina violinist Harumi Rhodes Saturday at 7 pm at the Southern Theatre.

Beating a dead warhorse

11:56AM
November
20, 2012

In our busy lives, music is an accompaniment, a familiar friend.  Once in a while, however, it pays to pay a little closer attention to the familiar you just might hear something new

Masur on Beethoven

6:00AM
July
11, 2012

Robot composers? Really?; Different styles no problem for soprano Patricia Racette; Masur on Beethoven