This evening on Symphony @ 7 we begin our ” Mahler Monday” series on Classical 101. Each Monday evening until Labor Day, we’ll be playing one of the symphonies of this great Late-Romantic Austrian composer. We’ll also have time for the song cycles and Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a [...]
Joaquin Rodrigo wrote his Fantasia para un Gentilhombre for Andres Segovia in 1954, and apart from the Concierto de Aranjuez, is the most popular music featuring guitar that he composed. The Fantasy for a Gentleman is a suite for guitar and orchestra based on music of the 17th Century guitarist Gaspar Sanz. Pepe Romero will be the [...]
Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947) was a younger contemporary of Jean Sibelius, and this evening on Symphony @ 7, his Third Symphony will be featured.
This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have an hour of Mozart with two fine contrasting examples of his art, a relatively youthful symphony of his Salzburg period, and his final piano concerto completed in Vienna in the last year of his life. Symphony No. 28 in C from 1774 (or possibly 1773) is one [...]
Fretworks usually focuses on the modern classical guitar for most of the recordings I present Saturday evenings at 7, but this week lutenist Christopher Wilke joins me in the studio for conversation about the lute and will perform for us. We’ll hear a sonata by 18th century German composer Johann Adolf Hasse.
Good news for classical music lovers in Minnesota and everywhere! Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the fine Minnesota Orchestra. It’s been reported that he will be back for concerts the next two seasons and has agreed to the same pay cuts as the musicians.
We begin this week on Symphony @ 7 with not-often heard music from two composers, one French and one English, whose lives spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, Gabriel Faure and Frederick Delius.
The Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra by Columbus-based guitarist and composer Richard Smoot will be featured on this week’s Fretworks. Our recording from the mid 1990s is with guitarist Lynn Harting-Ware, who also has an Ohio connection. Although now living in Ontario, Canada, she received music degrees at Kent State University and the University [...]
This Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101 on Fretworks, we’ll hear from guitarist Jason Vieaux’s brand new recording with music of Francesco Tarrega, and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stanley Myers’ lovely Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.