This Saturday on Fretworks, I’ll have the relatively rare Guitar Concerto No. 3 by early 19th century composer Mauro Giuliani.
I have found that the more I know about and listen to composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, the more I appreciate well-crafted and well-performed music of other types.
Music and film are inextricably linked. The right music can make a bad film tolerable, a good film better, and a great film a classic.
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 [...]
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.
The otters at Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo might have small claws, but they sure can handle a keyboard.
US Airways was not excited about Time for Three’s violinists, Nicholas Kendall and Zachary De Pue, when they tried to carry their violins onto a flight from Charlotte NC which was headed to Northwest Arkansas. They were told to put them in the hold.
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 [...]
A new Cleveland Orchestra production of Leos Janácek’s opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.
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.