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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The Chiara String Quartet follows up their compelling Brahms by Heart with Bartok by Heart, in which they play the entirety of Bartok's dense and seemingly chaotic six string quartets. I had a chance to chat with members of the quartet about the project and how it changed the way they approached the Hungarian master. Listen to the interview in tonight's program coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. here on KUAF alongside their recording of quartets no. 1 and 4.

"I think what it is, is that art in general is a wonderful place to feel connected to human beings," Jennifer Koh explains to Of Note's Katy Henriksen while discussing her new Tchaikovsky recording. "It's about feeling empathy. It's about shortening distances between people."

Her new album, Tchaikovsky's Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra, ​seeks to do just that. Listen to the full exclusive interview right here.    

Born within a year of Mozart, Ignaz Joseph Pleyel is certainly not a household name. As Mozart's contemporary his music delights. Hear his 2nd clarinet concerto plus Mozart's 41st "Jupiter" symphony and much more in the way of compelling classical in today's show coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF.

In his latest effort superstar pianist Lang Lang celebrates his home away from home, New York City. The Sony Classical release features guest appearances from the likes of Jason Isbell, Madeleine Peyroux and Herbie Hancock, who plays piano along with Lang Lang in the iconic "Rhapsody in Blue." Hear this as the highlight to today's program coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday morning on our all classical HD signal KUAF-2.

Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera is celebrated in his centennial year with the Oberlin Orchestra along with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, violinist Gil Shaham, pianist Orli Shaham and guitarist Jason Vieaux. Catch the exquisite harp concerto on today's program airing from 8 to 10 p.m. or streaming in its entirety on-demand here.