A playful Zoltan Kodaly wrote his Peacock Variations based from a Hungarian folk tune called "Fly, Peacock, Fly." Hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati perform this delightful symphonic piece on Monday's program.
Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic says of Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto De Aranjuez" that it serves a different reality "where emotions overflow and the string becomes a voice. It is an homage to the music and musicians that changed the course of history of the guitar." Hear the entirety in a new recording by Milos and the London Philharmonic on Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.
Pianist Jeremy Denk has made quite a splash in not only the classical music world but in any genre. This recipient of a 2013 MacArthur "genius" grant calls J. S. Bach's masterpiece The Goldberg Variations "the biggest jazz riff ever," according to this profile from NPR. Tune in to Thursday's Of Note for much of Denk's recent recording of the work.