Classical

Backstage Pass with Arabesque Winds

Fri, 11/13/2009 - 1:00pm

Award-winning woodwind quintet Arabesque Winds, live in the studio.

How to be a complete band nerd...and totally rock out

The video game Rock Band lets you sing into a microphone that's plugged into your game console.  If you sing the right pitches and the right rhythms, you earn points.  A bored flutist recently made this stunning discovery:

 

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The Power of Music, the Power of One

While reading through my emails, I found one slugged "Touching story RE: Andre Watts."  It both broke my heart and reaffirmed all that we can do with music, and with TV.  I was once told that Andre Watts is a great and generous man.  This confirms that beyond all doubt.  Enjoy.

http://www.artsjournal.com/creatived/2009/11/public-concert-private-musi...

 

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Classical 91.5's 35 for 35

Did your favorite classical piece make Classical 91.5's 35 for 35?

Freeway Series: Music From the Pacific Coast

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00pm

Listen in to burgeoning classical music scene in Southern California.

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2009-2010 Metropolitan Opera HD Theater

Sat, 05/01/2010 - 1:00pm

One final broadcast remains! Armida.

That world-famous tenor you might run into in the frozen food section

Fresh from Athens and just a few days after singing Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde at Carnegie Hall, tenor Gregory Kunde (who lives in Rochester) will pick up a baton on November 1 at St. Anne Church and conduct Brahms' German Requiem. If you've never seen him sing, here's his performance of Bellini's "A te o cara" from I Puritani.

Translation: To you, oh dear one, love at times lead me furtively and in tears; now it guides me to your side in joy and exultation. At the radiance of such a beautiful hour if I remember my torment, it redoubles my happiness, and I cherish my heart’s beating.

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Back to blogging with virtual conducting!

It took something amazing to drag me out of my blogging hibernation, and this weekend I found it.

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