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The Single Oboe Theory: Ensemble Sonnerie’s Bach Orchestral Suites

Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince album cover
Ensemble Sonnerie's recording of J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suites simply can't be topped for compelling historical interpretation and sheer beauty of sound.
May 23, 2011

Ensemble Sonnerie’s Grammy-Nominated Bach album substitutes an oboe in the solo role for Bach’s Orchestral Suite in A minor, BWV 1067, a spot typically reserved for the flute.

Cubicle Concert: The Fry Street Quartet

the fry street quartet
Classical 101 was thrilled to welcome the Fry Street Quartet for a live, in-studio performance!
29, 2011

The Fry Street Quartet visited the Classical 101 studios to perform music of Beethoven in anticipation of their appearance at the Southern Theatre.

Classical Haiku: Maurice Ravel

April 29, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Ravel, for making instruments dance and showing us the soul of the orchestra.

Classical Haiku: Richard Wagner

April 28, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Richard Wagner, whose music dramas might be a bit much, but only too much of a good thing.

Classical Haiku: Giuseppe Verdi

April 27, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku celebrates Verdi’s flair for the dramatic, still writ large on the great stages of the world.

Classical Haiku: Claude Debussy

April 25, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Debussy, whose music takes us to an island paradise – if only in our minds.

Classical Haiku: Johannes Brahms

April 12, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku is for the bachelor composer Johannes Brahms, who so loved the world – and his music says as much.

Classical Haiku: John Dowland

April 11, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku is devoted to John Dowland, composer extraordinaire whose job woes gave the world some of the most beautiful blues before their time.

No Bull(ies): Cow Brings Children Moo-zical Message of Kindness

Moozie's Musical Adventures album cover
Moozie's Musical Adventures! sends the message that orchestral music and kindness go hand in hand.
March 28, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Kindness Network a new musical work was commissioned to spread their message of kindness into concert halls. The result, “Moozie’s Musical Adventures,” has now been recorded by the Arizona State University Symphony under the direction of ProMusica Music Director Timothy Russell.

Being Nannerl: In the Shadow of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Portrait of Maria Anna, Wolfgang Amadeus, and Leopold Mozart.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (middle) composed a piano concerto for he and his sister, Maria Anna Mozart (left), to perform together.
February 2, 2011

What would you do if your brother was a musical genius? Ask Nannerl Mozart.