CLASSICAL, MUSIC

Hilary Hahn Unprecedented on Symphony Hall

Airing Thursday 11/14 at 7 pm ET Rebroadcasting Saturday 11/16 at 6 pm ET; Sunday 11/17 at 6 pm ET and Monday 11/18 at 10 pm ET. Fawning never makes for good radio, so I will try and resist the … Continued

CLASSICAL, MUSIC

Inside a private recital with Renee Fleming

Airing October 17 at 7 pm ET on Symphony Hall, Channel 76. I’ve heard Oh Danny Boy sung at boxing matches, weddings and funerals. Friends have sung it sitting around the kitchen table, and I like scheduling it occasionally on … Continued

CLASSICAL, MUSIC

Classical music’s dirty little secret: It’s for everyone.

There are three ways to program classical music on the radio – my way, your way and the wrong way. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] The above is regarded by historians as the most accurate surviving likeness of Mozart, painted when … Continued

CLASSICAL, MUSIC

Gustavo Dudamel has earned his ‘Maestro’

Back in the proverbial day, the designation “maestro” meant teacher first, and leader second. Over time, however, the term somehow merged to mean leader of orchestras. These days, just about everyone who waves a stick in front of an orchestra … Continued