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To call Frederick Delius’ music “English” would be misleading. Delius was very much a man of the world. but he took special delight in two geographic regions: the American southeast and Norway. With the Chandos CD called “Delius in Norway,” conductor Sir Andrew Davis continues recording the works of Delius with the focus on works […]
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Remember, back in October, the hundreds of singers performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Louisville Orchestra? Here’s a fun behind-the-scenes video, from the good folks at Music Makes a City, about what it takes to pull off a performance on this scale.
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Frédéric Chopin, tired of the Parisian winter, grabbed a copy of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, and took his lover George Sand and her family to Majorca for a long vacation. There he wrote some of his Preludes, inspired by Bach. Alain Lefèvre‘s new recording of all 24 preludes is our Featured Album this week. (Above: the […]
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Kentucky Opera’s second production of the 2014-2015 season continues in the lesser-known opera repertoire, with a hidden gem, Puccini’s La fanciulla del west. The Girl of the Golden West is set during the California gold rush in the mid 1800s, a world away from Mimi’s Paris or Cio-Cio San’s Nagasaki, with a musical language that […]
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Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca began to study singing in her hometown of Riga at the age of 20. Now, at 38, she’s in her prime as a vocalist. Garanca has just released an album of spiritual music by composers from Gregorio Allegri to fellow Latvians Peteris Vasks and Ugis Praulinš. She studied at […]
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Classical 90.5/PNC Wealth Management Young Artist Competition! See the results below and attend the free winner’s recital on Wednesday, November 26th at noon, on Lunchtime Classics. The first place, second place, and honorable mentions perform on the winner’s recital. First Place Aemin Kim (16), piano Second Place Tie […]
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Jessye Norman will be speaking at the Kentucky Author Forum on Monday, and it’s SOLD OUT, but you can enter for a chance to win two tickets. Details below… This contest is now closed! Thanks for entering and good luck!
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Born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, in 1987, Igor Levit at age eight moved with his family to Germany where he completed his piano studies at Hanover Academy of Music, Theatre and Media in 2009. He graduated with the highest academic and performance scores in the history of the institute. Levit has appeared in major concert […]
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Editor’s Note: This post is part of series previewing the 2014 New Music Festival at the University of Louisville School of Music. Agata Zubel (b. 1978) has been described as ‘a rarity’ in the world of musical composition. A native of Wroclaw, Poland, she studied percussion and music theory at the Karol Szymanowski High School […]
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