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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Arlington National Cemetery

The Classical Station encourages you to observe Memorial Day Weekend with us. Over the three days we will celebrate American composers and performers. On Memorial Day, we will honor the men and women who have given so much for our country with plenty of patriotic music. See What's Playing for details. Don't forget to request your favorite piece of music on the Saturday Evening Request Program.

Photo: Arlington National Cemetery/Wikipedia.org

Friday, May 24, 2019

Ear Buds

Have you tried out our new AAC audio stream? You will feel as though you are in the concert hall with the musicians. The fidelity is superb. You can listen using that stream by clicking on the Listen button above. Our apps use a skinnier version of this audio stream. Let us know how you think it sounds.

Photo: Wikipedia.org


We know that you love listening to the beautiful classical music here on The Classical Station as much as we do. Why not add to your listening enjoyment by attending a live performance? Please support your local arts organizations with your presence. And if you live in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, be sure to check out the Classical Concerts page for concert listings in the Triangle area.

Photo: English Chamber Orchestra courtesy ECO

May 24 Birthdays

On May 24 we observe the birthdays of French conductor Paul Paray (1886-1979), Australian soprano Joan Hammond (1912-1996), and German flute and recorder player Hans-Martin Linde (1930-). Maestro Paray was the conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1952-1963. Dame Joan Hilda Hood Hammond, DBE, CMG, was also a champion golfer. Besides being a virtuoso recorder and flute player Herr Linde has written several books on flute and recorder playing.

Photos: Wikipedia.org

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Great Gatsby

Two men fight over a woman in this tale of decline and fall in 1920s America. Join Bob Chapman for John Harbison's The Great Gatsby Great Gatsby on Opera House this evening at 7:00 p.m. Eastern.

Listen on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina, streaming everywhere on our apps and online at our website.

Photo: Dresden Opera/Opera Musica

May 23 Birthday

On May 23 we observe the birthdays of German composer Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870), Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha (1923-2009) and American pianist John Browning (1933-2003). A prolific composer, Herr Moscheles spanned the Classical and Romantic periods of classical music. Alicia de Larrocha was one of the great 20th-century pianists. Samuel Barber wrote his Piano Concerto for John Browning who went on to win a Grammy for his recording of the work.

Photos: Wikipedia.org

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May 22 birthdays

On May 22 we observe the birthday of German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Herr Wagner transformed opera and influenced music and musicians substantively. Click on the graphic to enlarge it and read Wagner's comments about his music and more.

Photos: Wikipedia.org

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May 21 Birthdays

On May 21 we observe the birthdays of Greek pianist Gina Bachauer (1913-1976), French trumpeter Maurice André (1933-2012) and Swiss oboist Heinz Holliger (1939-). Ms. Bachauer was one of the great pianists of the 20th-century. Maurice André made over 300 recordings and was known for his playing of the piccolo trumpet. In addition to being a very fine oboist, Heinz Holliger is a composer.

Photos: Gina Bachauer/Wikipedia.org; Maurice André/Maurice-André.fr; Heinz Holliger/operamusica.com

Monday, May 20, 2019

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal

This evening Monday Night at the Symphony features Canadian orchestras in honor of Victoria Day. On the program are performances by the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, Tafelmusik, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, with conductors Jeanne Lamon, Pinchas Zukerman and Kent Nagano.

You can enjoy the concert beginning at 8 p.m. on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps.

Photo: Commons.Wikimedia.org



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