Podcast Archive - Classical KDFC

January 13, 2017

This week the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced it would be celebrating its 50th anniversary doing what it has always done, but in a big way. They're launching the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions,...

January 12, 2017

The KDFC Classical All-Stars Countdown will begin next Tuesday morning - and with an ominous roiling of hooves and violin trills (not to mention the smell of napalm and victory). Richard Wagner's Ride of...

January 11, 2017

This Sunday's Bay Area Mix includes a performance from Vallejo Symphony's season-opening concert with their new Music Director Marc Taddei. When scheduling the three concerts of their season, he chose a trio of early...

January 10, 2017

Bill Irwin is no stranger to the works of Samuel Beckett, with multiple appearances in his major works, including a pair of Broadway revivals of Waiting for Godot and A.C.T. productions of Endgame and...

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January 9, 2017

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has played the music of J.S. Bach all of her life, and on her CD of Inventions and Sinfonias, shows them to be much more than just exercises in counterpoint. She...

January 6, 2017

Bruno Ferrandis and the Santa Rosa Symphony bring a 'Heavenly Harp' to the Green Music Center's Weill Hall this Saturday through Monday, as Marie-Pierre Langlamet joins them for Debussy's Danses Sacree et Profane, and...

January 5, 2016

Pianist Stephen Hough will be playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the New York Philharmonic next week... and if by any chance he doesn't have an opportunity to warm up, he'll still be fine -...

January 4, 2017

t's an A-to-Z edition of State of the Arts looking at Meter and Measures - the composer's tools for organizing time and beats in their works. Most of Western classical music uses the same...

January 3, 2017

As the curtain rises on 2017, here's a little collection of some memorable and auspicious beginnings from the world of classical music...  Works that right from the starting gate hint at the masterpieces that...

December 23, 2016

The term 'Tafelmusik' - which Georg Philipp Telemann used to call his three collections of quartets, trio and solo sonatas and concertos - had been around for about a hundred years, as a way...
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