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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The UA Music Department faculty and students collaborate "side by side" in a performance of Aaron Copland's masterwork Appalachian Spring, which was commissioned  by Martha Graham for a ballet during World War II, plus chamber pieces from Stravinsky in a concert Tuesday evening at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Find out more about this free concert in my interview with faculty members Jamal Duncan and Lia Uribe.

The University of Arkansas music faculty will come together with its students to present Aaron Copland’s classic Appalachian Spring. “It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944 and ever since has been one of the hallmark pieces in the repertoire of American music,” says Professor Jamaal Duncan. Hear more about this upcoming concert from Duncan and colleague Lia M. Uribe on Friday’s Of Note.

Organist Jonathan Ryan’s new release Influences includes music spanning two centuries and several countries. Introduction, Passacalglia and Fugue was written by Anglo-Canadian composer Healy Willan after a friend challenged him by saying that only a German composer could write a properly magnificent passacaglia. Hear Ryan’s performance of the piece on today’s Of Note.  

Ludwig van Beethoven took a more systematic approach to composing when he realized his deafness would be permanent; it was around this time that he produced his beloved Triple Concerto. Hear highlights from this famous piece and more on today’s program.

A master painter and notable commentator on his time period, the art and legacy of Francisco Goya is utterly fascinating. His work inspired the deeply emotional piano suite entitled Goyescas, written by Spanish composer Enrique Granados. Catch a performance of the piece by pianist Douglas Riva on Tuesday’s Of Note.

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