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Mozart acknowledged how difficult writing for string quartet could be when he dedicated a set to the father of the nascent genre, Joseph Haydn, saying “They are…the fruit of a long and laborious study.” Haydn had created the “string quartet” about 30 years before Mozart’s work in the genre, and others (including Ignaz Pleyel in […]
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Our Lunchtime Classics series returns in September. Until then, we’re featuring some artists who have performed on past episodes. Founded in 1982, Kentucky Center Chamber Players first performed in the Moritz Bomhard Hall at the Kentucky Center. Today, with the support of the University of Louisville and Indiana University Southeast, the ensemble performs in venues […]
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After 60 years, Myung Whun Chung, a world-renowned conductor, releases a solo piano album with some of his favorite music.
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For a limited time, grab a Classical 90.5 t-shirt and get a free tote for $15.00. Perfect for a Saturday at the farmers market!
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On this week’s An English Pastorale we’ll feature music by early English composers. Join us Sunday morning at 9. Orlando Gibbons belongs to the generation of English composers which followed that of William Byrd, 40 years his senior, who died in 1623. He was a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge, where his elder brother was […]
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The visual arts have always inspired composers to create music. Remember Nat King Cole singing “Mona Lisa”? The classical music world is full of works inspired by paintings and drawings. Perhaps the most famous classical piece of this nature is “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky. German composer Paul Hindemith wrote an opera inspired […]
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Classical 90.5's live music program, Lunchtime Classics, is on summer hiatus. In the meantime, we’ll look back at some notable past performers. Sixteen-year-old cellist Anne Richardson is a veteran performer on WUOL’s Lunchtime Classics and a past winner of the Classical 90.5 Young Artist Competition. Anne made her solo debut at age ten with the […]
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Have you ever created something unique? That’s what Mozart did when he wrote his quintet for piano and woodwinds. It was the first ever quintet that featured those instruments in a group. It became so popular that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote one of his own, with the same instruments, same number of movements and even […]
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Tchaikovsky was a Shakespeare fan. If you don’t believe it, just consider the number of his works inspired by the Bard: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasia, Hamlet Overture-Fantasia, Incidental music to Hamlet, and The TempestFantasia. Shakespeare has always inspired composers, including Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Britten and Thomas Adès. Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest was suggested by Vladimir Stassov. He […]
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Classical 90.5's live music program, Lunchtime Classics, is on summer hiatus. In the meantime, we’ll look back at some notable past performers. Lisa Spurlock Gilmore, harpist, is a national award winner, soloist, and recording artist. Among other accomplishments, she was 1st place winner of the American Harp Society National Competition in the Grandjany Division. Lisa […]
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