Classical Music http://kbia.org en A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War http://kbia.org/post/musical-take-missouri-and-civil-war <p>When you think about the Civil War in Missouri what comes to mind? If <a href="http://music.missouri.edu/faculty/freund.html">Stefan Freund</a> has anything to do with it you'll soon be more familiar with the sounds and images that the 1861-65 conflict produced. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Freund, an MU School of Music faculty member about his new <em>Civil War Oratorio</em> that will have its premiere April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:58:28 +0000 Trevor Harris 51433 at http://kbia.org A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War Thinking Out Loud: The Jim Brickman interview http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-jim-brickman-interview <p><strong>Concert alert</strong>: Jim Brickman is coming to Columbia's Jesse Auditorium Monday, March 31. The adult contemporary star talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris recently about Brickman's training, his career and his genre-spanning collaborations.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:54:23 +0000 Trevor Harris 50224 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: The Jim Brickman interview Thinking Out Loud: Where are the female composers? http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-where-are-female-composers <p>Settle in to listen to an hour of classical music on the <a href="http://kbia.org/programs/classical-music">radio</a> and you'll mostly hear the works of male composers. It isn't that women do not compose in the classical genre, so why don't we hear them more often? KBIA's <a href="http://kbia.org/people/ariel-morrison">Ariel Morrision</a> recently asked two local women what's behind the gender imbalance in classical compositions.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:14:41 +0000 Trevor Harris & Ariel Morrison 49638 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: Where are the female composers? Thinking Out Loud: The Anne Akiko Meyers Interview http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-anne-akiko-meyers-interview <p>Rare violins, finding a balance, and revisiting a Baroque masterpiece filled this week's <em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/thinking-out-loud-kbia-hd">Thinking Out Loud</a></em>. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed violinist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Akiko_Meyers">Anne Akiko Meyers</a> about her <a href="http://www.anneakikomeyers.com/fourseasons/">new release</a> featuring&nbsp;<a href="http://www.naxos.com/person/Antonio_Vivaldi/22387.htm">Antonio Vivaldi</a>'s <em>The Four Seasons</em>.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 49506 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: The Anne Akiko Meyers Interview CD of the Week: Alisa Weilerstein's 'Dvorak' http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-alisa-weilersteins-dvorak <p>KBIA's CD of the Week this week is the new release from cellist<a href="http://alisaweilerstein.com/"> Alisa Weilerstein</a>. The January 2014 Decca issue pairs Weilerstein with the <a href="http://www.ceskafilharmonie.cz/en/">Czech Philharmonic Orchestra</a> for performances of works written by Czech Antonin Dvorak during a period the composer spent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/arts/music/the-deal-that-brought-dvorak-to-new-york.html?_r=0">in the United States</a>.</p><p></p><p><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/alisaweilerstein.jpg" /> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 48075 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Alisa Weilerstein's 'Dvorak' Thinking Out Loud: So Percussion preview http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-so-percussion-preview <p>This Sunday, February 9 the chamber ensemble <a href="http://sopercussion.com/">So Percussion</a> brings their creative classical performance to Columbia's Missouri Theatre. KBIA's <a href="http://kbia.org/people/trevor-harris">Trevor Harris</a> recently asked So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski about the band's history, their repertoire and their commitment to teaching their craft to a new generation of percussion-oriented classical music students.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:32:21 +0000 Trevor Harris 47693 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: So Percussion preview Thinking Out Loud: How music can heal http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-how-music-can-heal-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Negative experiences that humans live through can be evident or may be deeply buried. Music as an assistive therapy can guide healing from past traumas, help people be more productive or just relax. On this week's episode of <em>Thinking Out Loud</em> KBIA producer Trevor Harris visited with a pair of local musicians working in vastly different venues to heal others. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:24:53 +0000 Trevor Harris 46793 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: How music can heal St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-symphony-showcases-fast-rising-composer-mu-grad <p>Composer, musician and MU graduate Stephanie Berg will achieve a rare distinction when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs her composition, “Ravish and Mayhem” at Powell Hall performances on Jan. 10 and 11. Berg, who is in her 20s, appears to be the youngest composer from St. Louis to have a work played by the SLSO during its subscription series.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:18:40 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio & Terry Perkins & St. Louis Beacon 46306 at http://kbia.org St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad CD of the Week: French pianist Helene Grimaud and her close encounters with Brahms http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-french-pianist-helene-grimaud-and-her-close-encounters-brahms <p><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">The pianist&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fhelenegrimaud.com%2f" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">Helene Grimaud</span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">&nbsp;is garnering increasing attention from fans and critics. Her 2012 release,&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.deutschegrammophon.com%2fus%2fcat%2f4790090" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; "><i>Duo</i></span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">, with cellist&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.solgabetta.com%2f" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">Sol Gabetta,</span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">&nbsp;is regularly heard on KBIA and was recently nominated for a&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.grammy.com%2fnode%2f161226" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">Grammy</span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">. On her latest effort,&nbsp;</span></font><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; "><i>Brahms: The Piano Concertos</i></span></font><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">, the French-born pianist presents a pair of works for piano and orchestra by 19th century Romantic era composer Johannes Brahms. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:40:52 +0000 Trevor Harris 46191 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: French pianist Helene Grimaud and her close encounters with Brahms CD of the Week: Levine returns for new recording with MET Orchestra http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-levine-returns-new-recording-met-orchestra <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6a8d29a3-ee28-037d-5842-9b6e1c3147d6" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">At an age when many would the considering retirement from active work, the conductor James Levine is back on the podium. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6a8d29a3-ee28-037d-5842-9b6e1c3147d6" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:54:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 45269 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Levine returns for new recording with MET Orchestra Don't like what you see? Stick around. It'll change. http://kbia.org/post/dont-what-you-see-stick-around-itll-change <p>If you are a fan of classical performance, opportunities were abundant this past weekend in Columbia. Classical music patrons had performances to choose from by the <a href="http://www.odysseymissouri.org/programs.html">Odyssey Chamber Music Series</a>, the <a href="http://mosymphonysociety.org/">Missouri Symphony Societies'</a> Holiday Home Tour, The <a href="http://www.columbiachorale.com/">Columbia Chorale </a>with the <a href="http://cco.missouri.org/">Columbia Civic Orchestra</a> and the <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/">St. Louis Symphony</a> at the Missouri Theatre. That we should we be so rich in classical performance every weekend.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 44989 at http://kbia.org Don't like what you see? Stick around. It'll change. CD of the Week: Makarski and Jarrett explore Bach sonatas http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-makarski-and-jarrett-explore-bach-sonatas <p>When violinist <a href="http://michellemakarski.com/">Michelle Makarski</a> approached her friend, the pianist <a href="http://www.keithjarrett.org/">Keith Jarrett</a> about playing some Johann Sebastian Bach sonatas, recording those works wasn’t necessarily in their initial plans. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:46:10 +0000 Trevor Harris 44329 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Makarski and Jarrett explore Bach sonatas CD of the Week: Quint and Maisky offer new violin-piano opera transcriptions http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-quint-and-maisky-offer-new-violin-piano-opera-transcriptions <p>In the world of opera, many classical music aficionados have their favorites. When it came time to select pieces for their new CD of piano-violin duets,&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Maisky">Lily Maisky</a> and <a href="http://www.philippequint.com/">Phillipe Quint</a> did some soul searching to find works that were most personal for them. The result of that process is the new release <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Opera-Breve-Quint/dp/B00ECJABTK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1379866499&amp;"><em>Opera Breve</em></a>, a CD featuring 13 tracks specifically tailored for Maisky and Quint’s violin-piano duets.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:47:03 +0000 Trevor Harris 43801 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Quint and Maisky offer new violin-piano opera transcriptions Russian-American Pianist Eldar Djangirov at Murry's this Sunday http://kbia.org/post/russian-american-pianist-eldar-djangirov-murrys-sunday <p>From experience I can confirm that it&rsquo;s hard work to become decent on a musical instrument. No matter the musical genre or instrument, it takes consistent practice to become listenable. I&rsquo;m not saying I&rsquo;ve gotten listenable yet with my bass and guitar playing.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:18:23 +0000 Trevor Harris 41534 at http://kbia.org Russian-American Pianist Eldar Djangirov at Murry's this Sunday Kickstarter campaign to fund free access to Chopin's output http://kbia.org/post/kickstarter-campaign-fund-free-access-chopins-output <p>Classical music fans are increasingly using the web to share music. On any given evening you could curl up with your laptop or iPad and feast on performances of Beethoven’s <em>Ninth</em>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkn8mPGM_S0">Durufle’s <em>Requiem</em></a> and lots more. Services such as the <a href="http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/home.asp?rurl=%2Fdefault.asp">Naxos Music LIbrary</a> make recordings available for a membership fee. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 40490 at http://kbia.org Kickstarter campaign to fund free access to Chopin's output