Monthly Archives: June 2008

Grab a Hankie…

Call me sentimental, but this truly is a moving performance of “Danny Boy”.

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Farewell and Good Luck Kim!

Today is the last day for WDAV’s manager, Kim Hodgson. After nearly nine years at WDAV and over 40 years in public radio, he is retiring. The WDAV staff wants to wish him and his wife Judy well as they … Continue reading

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Russian Gypsy Guitarist on The Main Street Sessions

Meet Vadim Kolpakov. You’ll hear him this Saturday at 2 on The Main Street Sessions. He’s just wrapped up a two-year stint teaching at UNCC. Now he’s preparing to tour with Madonna. The first video shows Vadim (on the left) … Continue reading

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Welcome Ben Roe, WDAV's New Manager!

On Tuesday, Benjamin K. Roe was named the new general manager of WDAV. Most recently NPR”s director of music and music initiatives, Ben Roe is a consummate public radio professional with a long and impressive resume bringing over 25 years … Continue reading

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The Magic of Martha

Martha Argerich performs Chopin’s “Heroic” Polonaise. Even more mesmerizing to watch than her hands is her face. Those shots are worth the wait:

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Dudley Moore: A Beethoven Parody

In this clip from the 1950′s-60s British comedy group “Beyond the Fringe,” Dudley Moore plays a very funny, musically adroit parody of a Beethoven Piano Sonata, using the famous whistling tune from “Bridge Over the River Kwai” as a thematic … Continue reading

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Andre Watts on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

A remarkable performance of Chopin’s “Revolutionary” Etude by Andre Watts on Mister Rogers’ Neighboryhood in the 1980s. “I’m so proud to be your friend”. Mark your calendar: Andre Watts will perform at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro on July … Continue reading

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Julius Katchen Performs at Rolling Stones Event, 1968

A few months before his death in 1968, Katchen played at a two-day show in London hosted by the Rolling Stones. Katchen played two works (de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance and the first movement from Mozart’s Sonata In C

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