Mahler Mondays all Summer on Symphony @ 7

Gustav Mahler (German: [ˈɡʊstaf ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation
A bust of Gustav Mahler. The late-Romantic composer was one of the most influential conductors of his time.
6:55PM
June
2, 2014

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 [...]

Rodrigo’s Fantasy for a Gentleman on Fretworks

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo
The Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and Julian Lloyd Webber.
1:09PM
May
29, 2014

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 [...]

Music From Finland Via France on Symphony @ 7

6:45PM
May
28, 2014

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.

Youthful and Mature Mozart on Symphony @ 7

6:45PM
May
21, 2014

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 [...]

Lutenist Christopher Wilke on Next Fretworks

1:53PM
May
15, 2014

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.

Conductor Osmo Vanska Returns to Minnesota Orchestra

3:17PM
May
13, 2014

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.

Rare Faure and Delius on Symphony @ 7

2:10PM
May
12, 2014

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.

Concerto by Local Composer Richard Smoot on Fretworks

2:45PM
May
8, 2014

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 [...]

Jason Vieaux and Modern Mandolin Quartet on Fretworks

1:19PM
May
1, 2014

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.