Of Note with Katy Henriksen

Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m.

Catch two hours of compelling classical music with your host Katy Henriksen Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. only here on KUAF. Henriksen brings classical music into the 21st century by handpicking the most vital recordings of today alongside groundbreaking historic releases while bringing insight into the world of classical music today through feature interviews with composers, musicians, conductors and all the people who make this riveting world possible.

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Olafur Arnalds' new project Island Songs involved traveling to seven different locations in Iceland in seven weeks to collaborate with seven artists. Hear highlights from Arnalds new album right here with on-demand streaming.  

After losing his right arm in the First World War, musician Paul Wittgenstein resolved to become a one-armed pianist. Since he lacked the gift of composition, he instead commissioned new "left hand" works from leading composers such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Franz Schmidt. Join us to hear Korngold's Suite for 2 Violins, Cello & Piano Left Hand, Op. 23 in its entirety tonight from 8 to 10 p.m.

French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz wrote his most famous work, Symphonie Fantastique, to win the affection of a woman.  Describing the doom of the artist in his obsession over "idee fixe" (the object of fixation), it did eventually help him capture the heart of his beloved. We'll be keeping the #SundaySymphony tradition alive with Symphonie Fantastique, this Sunday on KUAF from  8 to 10 p.m.

Catch the limited on-demand stream & listen whenever you'd like with the links below.

Chris Lee

Award-winning pianist Olga Kern  recently performed a dedication concert at Crystal Bridges to commemorate the gift of a Steinway concert grand piano, once owned by famed pianist Van Cliburn. Kern, a 2001 Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist, was the first woman to receive this award in over 30 years. Listen to our exclusive interview with Kern about the concert, as well as what makes Van Cliburn so distinctly legendary, right here with on-demand streaming. 

Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

The ambitious Chiara String Quartet follows up Brahms by Heart with infamously tricky Bartok.