April 30, 2016

Masters of the Spanish Guitar

It’s seldom the fortunes of a musical instrument depended on the work of a single performer, but such is the case here. 

Abravanel Hall, home of the Utah Symphony Orchestra
April 23, 2016

Recordings of the Utah Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy samples of recordings under long time conductor Maurice Abravanel in celebration of their upcoming performing at Krannert on April 27.

By Sander van der Wel from Netherlands - [35/365] Piano, CC BY-SA 2.0,
April 16, 2016

Edwin Fischer

This Swiss pianist was one of the outstanding performers of the middle of the 20th century. 

Gustav Mahler in 1892
By E. Bieber - Kohut, Adolph (1900) "Gustav Mahler" in Berühmte israelitische Männer und Frauen in der Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit (Volume 1 ed.), Leipzig, Germany: Druck und Verlag von A. H. Payne, pp. p. 143 Retrieved o
April 09, 2016

Mahler’s Third Symphony

Hear this historic recording from Vienna back in 1952.

Franz Schubert
By Josef Kriehuber - http://www.portraitindex.de/documents/obj/oai:baa.onb.at:3497513, Public Domain.
April 02, 2016

Neglected Schubert

Franz Schubert’s masses and opera have been largely ignored. 

By Pierre Petit - Third party reproduction from Die Bildnisse Richard Wagners (The Portraits of Richard Wagner), a 1970 publication reproducing all the known portraits (photographs, drawings, paintings, likenesses) of Wagner made during his lifetime
March 26, 2016

Early Wagner Conductors

Richard Wagner revolutionized orchestral writing in the 19th century.

two violin scrolls
CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=868621
March 19, 2016

Post WWII Violinists

Two violinists in particular rose to fame during this era of classical music.

By Joost Evers / Anefo - Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0
March 05, 2016

Pierre Boulez, In Memoriam

Celebrating a famous composer and conductor.

Man at the piano from 1960
By Unknown (Mondadori Publishers) - http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/arturo-benedetti-michelangeli-the-famous-italian-pianist-is-news-photo/174304131, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40914156
February 27, 2016

Two Eccentric Pianists

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Ivo Pogorelich square off.

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