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The year 1934 was especially hard on the English music scene as it saw the deaths of three major composers from the UK; Gustav Holst, Frederick Delius and Edward Elgar. Gustav Holst is best known for the suite for large orchestra called The Planets. He wrote one symphony called the Cotswolds Symphony. First performed in […]
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As Kentucky Opera prepares its production of Ludwig van Beethoven’s sole opera Fidelio, let’s look back at the work’s popularity through the years. When Beethoven’s Fidelio premiered on November 20, 1805, the house was half full. The performance was deemed a failure. The production was repeated twice and then dropped. The work returned to the […]
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Tune in Sunday at 3pm for a live broadcast of the Louisville Orchestra, with Teddy Abrams, from Iroquois Amphitheater, hosted by Daniel Gilliam. Listen at Classical 90.5 FM and wuol.org.
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Composer Richard Arnell was born in London in 1917 during a Zeppelin raid during the Great War. His career spanned two continents including the United States. He wrote many works especially for the prolific conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. Punch and the Child is based on the classic hand-puppet show Punch and Judy. The humour is […]
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Bourbon Baroque is presenting Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, featuring flutist Leela Breithaupt, on September 14th and 15th at Old 502 Winery. Bach scholar, Dean Karns, will be on hand to discuss the music of Bach. Austin Clark and Karns stopped by Classical 90.5 with this preview
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For 12 years, the New York Philharmonic has been traveling to Vail, Colorado to present Bravo! Vail. For the next three Saturdays at 9pm, on The New York Philharmonic This Week! with Alec Baldwin, we’ll give you a seat on the grass for highlights from the most recent festival, featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman, oboist Liang […]
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The Music Makes a City team is starting to release webisodes updating their original film’s story, and highlighting new Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams. Check it out and watch their Youtube channel for more!
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John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and received his first musical education as a chorister at Highgate School. He went on to study music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he wrote his first published compositions and conducted his first recording while still a student. His compositional career spans both large and small-scale choral […]
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Kentucky Opera opens their 2014-2015 season with Beethoven’s Fidelio, and you can get an up-close preview on Lunchtime Classics, September 3rd at noon. Call (502) 814-6565 to reserve a lunch from City Cafe and a front row seat. Space will fill up quickly! Until then, check out this cover for an LP set of Fidelio […]
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Johann Christian Bach settled in London in the early 1760′s. Eventually called John Bach, the son of Johann Sebastian dominated the English music scene for the next 20 years. During the 1770′s the Symphonie Concertante was a popular musical form. Not quite a symphony, the form gave prominent roles to 2 or more instruments. Bach’s […]
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