WXXI Classical Blog

Ossia, Crumb, Guitar

Sungmin Shin is a classical guitarist and composer, working on his DMA at the Eastman School of Music. He's currently interning at WXXI with Classical 91.5 music director Julia Figueras.

Love and Libraries

In addition to books, the Rochester/Monroe County Public Library has plenty of recordings (and movies) to borrow. Music librarian Judy Schewe blog called Biblipod that features listening suggestions from their collection.

Be Mine

Classical 91.5 listener Jeff Miller found this black valentine in an antique store a couple of years ago and says he couldn't resist, "For that special someone!"  It's a Hallmark card. Look at the signature. Jeff isn't sure if it was part of the original card or hand written.  What do you think?

 

In Praise of “Backstage Pass” and an Invitation

When I first interviewed for a job here at WXXI in Rochester, one of the things I got to do was watch the making of the show Backstage Pass, hosted by Classical 91.5's music director Julia Figueras.

Go Ravens!

If you don’t know much about football (that would be me) or fine wine (me, neither), a handy rule of thumb is to automatically root for the team named for a bird or buy the bottle with the bird on the label.   Let’s cheer the Ravens in the Superbowl!

Watch for the body slam:

Talking Music: A few recent conversations

Isn’t it fun to talk about music? I’m always happy to chat (we can start a shouting match have a civil discussion over on Twitter or Facebook if you’d like).

Here are a few of my recent slightly more structured musical conversations:  interviews that were featured on WXXI’s Classical 91.5 Some of them are musicians in Rochester, others just stopping by for a visit.

 

Frankly, my dear . . .

 . . . Scarlett, this West Bloomfield, New York beauty, LOVES public radio.