Of Note with Katy Henriksen

Weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 7 p.m. on KUAF 2

"Of Note" with Katy Henriksen is an hour devoted to classical recordings of note, as well as classical music and fine arts events of note in the listening area. Tune in Monday through Friday from 11 to noon on KUAF 91.3 FM and 6 p.m. weeknights on KUAF-2 for the best classical recordings, as well as engaging interviews with musicians, conductors and performers.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
9:12 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, October 23: Competition, Composition, and Creating a Masterpiece

When writing his widely praised second symphony, Schumann faced an enormous problem: how does a composer outshine the brilliance of Beethoven or the graceful genius of Mozart? While suffering from a debilitating illness, Schumann channeled his suffering and resolved to finish this work, creating an ominous portrait of the struggle he faced over his physical ailments and the question of efficacy that lingered in his thoughts. 

Listen to a recording of this work by The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on Thursday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen​.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
10:03 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Of Note for Tuesday, October 21: A New Take on an Old Tradition

The Brooklyn Rider Almanac spans centuries of musical history and was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. While looking to outside forces for influence in their playing, the group says "Inspiration has been the very lifeblood of our tradition since the days of Mozart." The new project features diverse composers writing new string quartet pieces for this innovative string quartet.  

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3:56 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, October 16: Russian Looney Tunes

In the early days of animation, Russian cartoonist Mikhail Tsekhanovsky commissioned young composer Dmitri Shostakovich to write a score for his new cartoon The Tale of the Priest and His Worker, Balda​. While much of the film was burned during World War II, Shostakovich's score lives on and tells the humorous tale of a foolish priest and his naive young worker.  

Listen to it on Thursday's Of Note with Katy Henrisksen​.

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4:05 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Of Note for Wednesday, October 15: A Passionate Solo

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein shows a passionate command of her instrument in her latest release Solo.  Included in the Oct. 27 release from Decca is Zoltan Kodaly's Sonata, op. 8, a challenging piece that proves exceptionally rewarding in the command of Weilerstein.

Catch this splendid sonata and more on Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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3:44 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Of Note for Tuesday, October 14: Bombastic Polyphony

The UA Schola Cantorum kicks of its season with an exploration of Venetian polyphony with four distinct settings of "Gloria" Tuesday night.

Learn more about the golden age of Venetian choral music in Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen, which includes a conversation with Schola Cantorum director Stephen Caldwell.

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10:44 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Of Note for Monday, Oct. 13: A More Personal Myaskovsky

Russian composer Nikolai Myaskovsky shows a more personal side in his violin concerto composed between March and June of 1938. Tune in to Monday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen to hear a performance from Vadim Repin, violin, and the Kirov Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Of Note with Katy Henriksen
8:37 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Of Note for Friday, October 10: UA Faculty Recital to Feature Bassoonist Lia Uribe

While rarely featured as a solo instrument, the bassoon is known for its rich and mellow sound and is often a frequent soloist in many symphonic works. Lia Uribe stopped by the studio to discuss her upcoming concert this Sunday at 3:00pm in the Stella Boyle Auditorium. 

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:50 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Of Note for Thursday, October 8: Diverse Duo Plays Ravel

In their new release, German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott joins pianist and DJ Francesco Tristano to present works from a wide range of musical styles. Focusing on modern works, the duo tackles an ambitious arrangement of Ravel's La Valse​ along with works by Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. 

Listen to it on Thursday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen​.

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4:44 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Of Note for Wednesday, October 8: UA Symphony Opens Season

The UA Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season tonight by performing Elgar's "Enigma" Variations and Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun." Find out more in my interview with conductor Robert Mueller on Wednesday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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11:08 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Of Note for Monday, October 6: Scottish Fantasies

The centerpiece to Nicola Benedetti's latest release Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy is Max Bruch's lush "Scottish Fantasy." Catch it in its entirety on Monday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen.

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