Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Classical Radio Listener of the Future

by Frank Dominguez, WDAV Program Director I recently returned from a meeting in New York City of specially invited classical radio professionals called together to discuss the future of classical music on the radio. It was a stimulating and congenial … Continue reading

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Dona Nobis Pizza

Dona Nobis Pizza, composed by L. Ziblat. A piece of music about integration. Three themes which have little in common with each other, a Latin American one (Argentinean), a Middle Eastern one and a contemporary one, clashing against each other … Continue reading

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Ástor Piazzolla: Tang-O!

Plenty of Wow Factor here. Enjoy! Nikita Vlasov (accordion) and Moscow Virtuosi. Vladimir Spivakov conducts:

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Saint Saens Plays Saint Saens

In 1905, composer Camille Saint Saens recorded a performance of his Rhapsodie d’Auvergne on a piano roll using a reproducing piano manufactured by M. Welte & Sons (Welte-Mignon). To hear a portion of it, click here. You can listen to … Continue reading

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On the Exploding Blue Danube

Here’s Monty Python’s take on the beloved classic. Good thing this isn’t part of the annual New Year’s concert from Vienna…(Looks more like Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony!)

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Python (Monty) Goes for Tchaikovsky

Sviatoslav Richter attempts to play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 while escaping from a sack, three padlocks and a pair of handcuffs:

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