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While we take a quick break from Summer Listening today, and celebrate our Independence Day, it’s a good time to remember some of the great classical music created on our own continent. Some say “Jazz is America’s classical music,” and while jazz is certainly one of America’s native art forms, we have our own classical music […]
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Composer Arnold Bax wrote his Violin Concerto in 1937-38 for Jascha Heifetz. Heifetz, reportedly, was disappointed in the work. Bax himself didn’t acknowledge the opus until he was asked to provide a new work in 1943 for violinist Eda Kersey. The work was reintroduced by the soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir […]
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  Welcome to Classical 90.5’s Summer Listening 2014! You’ll discover music and revisit some old favorites during July. We’ll be sending some emails along the way with interesting information about the music, links to hear them online and more! How do I participate? It’s easy: sign up here and listen! You can join regardless of […]
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It’s unfortunate, but sometimes radio (and TV) stations go off air for various reasons. It’s as frustrating for us as it is for you. Why does it happen? Why does it last so long, sometimes? Are you aware it happens? All good questions, with good answers. Below are a few situations and explanations as to […]
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Two major European composers became smitten with American “Negro folk” melodies. Both spent time in America and both absorbed these folk tunes into their own compositions. One was Antonin Dvorak and the other was Englishman Frederick Delius. Delius’ father was a hard-working German immigrant in Yorkshire, England. He expected his sons to follow in his […]
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On the next English Pastorale, we’ll hear music inspired by tales for children. Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote only one work intended for the ballet stage. Old King Cole was written for the English Folk Dance Society’s Cambridge branch, which premiered the work on June 5, 1923, at Trinity College. It was written for orchestra with […]
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While Lunchtime Classics takes its summer break, we’re looking back at some of the program’s featured artists. Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky. She has achieved a certain amount of fame in the ground-breaking chamber ensemble Rachel’s, with whom she toured and released six albums. Rachel’s solo releases include Book […]
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In its June 2014 issue, the Smithsonian Magazine is highlighting artistic interpretations of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” from visual and graphic art, poetry to music. Included in the collection is Rachel Grimes, who composed this arrangement of our National Anthem, shifting it’s bright, major-key melody to a more contemplative, minor key. Arrangements of The Star-Spangled Banner […]
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The Piano Concerto in C by Ralph Vaughan Williams was written in 1926 and 1930-31 (movement 3). It premiered in February, 1933, by Harriet Cohen, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra directed by Sir Adrian Boult. The Finale was edited later and the work was published in 1936. The concerto was not well received at first, […]
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Pianist Taka Kigawa will perform Boulez’s piano music later this year at (le) Poisson Rouge. We’re giving you a chance to hear and see Taka Kigawa play Boulez, at Classical 90.5, Thursday, June 19 at 11am. Daniel Gilliam will talk with Mr. Kigawa and we’ll take your questions. The event will be recorded for online […]
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