When most of us think of recorders, we have flashbacks to music class in elementary school as we were given our first opportunities to make music. When you hear Michala Petri, you’ll realize just how far this is from your 2nd grade music class.
Saturday evening on Fretworks will feature the great Spanish guitar quartet Los Romeros with music of Vivaldi and Manuel de Falla, and we’ll have music of the 17th century by Francesco Corbetta for Baroque guitar in the mix. Listen at 7 pm on Classical 101.
Cellist and conductor Yuli Turofsky died yesterday at the age of 73. He was the founder and music director of the Canadian chamber orchestra, I Musici de Montreal.
Cremona, Italy is a preeminent center for manufacturing musical instruments and was recently named a cultural heritage site by a United Nations agency.
From the versatility of the violin to the virtuosity of a mysterious opera composer, NPR’s Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic set of the year’s best classical recordings.
“One thing I like about it is that it doesn’t make me picture powdered wigs like most classical music.” The above quote was one of the first things I noticed when I went to you tube to hear a portion of a rehearsal of Higdon’s On A Wire. Jennifer Higdon is one of the most performed [...]