Tag Archives: Ludwig Van Beethoven

Review: Lexington Philharmonic presents old and new classics with youthful vigor

Program notes at orchestra concerts almost always tell you where a work was premiered, usually well over a century ago, and we can only imagine what it was like to be there and here a work by, say, Ludwig Van … Continue reading

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Review: The National Symphony Orchestra at the Singletary Center for the Arts

Hugh Wolff bounded onto the Singletary Center for the Arts’ stage Wednesday night and started the National Symphony Orchestra’s concert not so much with a downbeat, but a lightning strike of his baton toward the percussion, igniting a majestic rendition … Continue reading

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UK Symphony’s cultural exchange

The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra launches its post-World Equestrian Games Season Friday with a concert that is part of a new cultural exchange. Shanghai violinist Sha will be the featured soloist on the concert performing the The Butterfly Lovers violin … Continue reading

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Podcast: Wu Han and David Finkel on the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass

Click play to hear a podcast of our conversation with Wu Han and David Finkel. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2010/05/100520cmfobg-hanfinkel.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. The unplayed tune that has colored the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is a Rodgers and … Continue reading

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The Who: ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’

“This will be their last song,” I said, as The Who wound into “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” during their Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday night. “Why?” my daughter asked. “Because it’s one of their biggest songs, one of the … Continue reading

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Pleasant Hill is alive . . .

Check out our audio slide show from As It Is In Heaven. Shaker Village of ­Pleasant Hill doesn’t necessarily need music. The lush, green grounds of the community are a sustained pianissimo passage, frequently augmented by the songs of birds, … Continue reading

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Video: UK Symphony plays Beethoven’s 9th

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Choral” is one of those works everyone has heard, at least in part, whether they know it or not. If you’ve ever hummed the tune Ode to Joy — in your church hymnal, it … Continue reading

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Maestro Rich Brooks

When it rains, it pours in Lexington’s classical music world. Friday, we heard Scott Terrell was taking the baton for the Lexington Philharmonic. Monday, we learned Kayoko Dan will ascend the podium for the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. Today, we … Continue reading

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Alastair Willis: this charming man

Alastair Willis looked at the group assembled in the Presidents Room of the Singletary Center for the Arts, and for a moment, he looked like he might have no idea what to say to the people. Then, pre-concert chat moderator … Continue reading

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Live this Weekend: Conductor Alastair Willis

Click the play button to hear our chat with Alastair Willis: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/02/090212philwillis-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Alastair Willis’ résumé reads like a world tour. He started playing piano when he was a boy in Russia, took up … Continue reading

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