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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10:46 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Of Note for Monday, June 29, 2015: Samuel Barber's Distinctly American Lyricism

Samuel Barber (1910-1981) created a distinctly American lyricism. Although his violin concerto is one of his most popular works, the composer himself didn't care for it because he felt it didn't fit together as one work. Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who performs the piece in her release American Masters, explains: "This is because he wrote the work as a commision for a young violinist, and the violinist and his sponsor complained it was too easy," with not enough virtuoso material.

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10:12 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Of Note for Friday June 26, 2015: Formative Beethoven Piano

An early piano concerto from Beethoven and his Fifth Symphony close out Artosphere Festival Orchestra of 2015 when they present Bold Spirit: The Best of Beethoven at the Walton Arts Center this Saturday, June 27, at 8 p.m., featuring guest pianist Pietro De Maria. Hear Maurizio Pollini and the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado perform the piano concerto on Friday's program.

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9:57 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, June 24, 2015: Verdi's Intimacies

Verdi's string quartet is his sole chamber work, which he wrote while waiting for the Naples premiere of Aida. In his own words Verdi says he penned the gem in his "leisure moments."

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3:47 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday June 23, 2015: Gershwin's Luxurious Rhapsody Played By Four Hands on One Piano

We all know and love George Gerswhin's luxurious "Rhapsody in Blue" for solo piano and orchestra, a piece penned in only a few weeks and so massively popular that many arrangements were made, including Henry Levine's rendering for four hands on one piano. Catch this arrangement from the Shelest Piano Due on Tuesday's program.

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10:59 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Of Note for Monday, June 22, 2015: Bartok's Solo Violin

Bela Bartok's late work "Sonata for Solo Violin" certainly nods to Bach. Jennifer Koh's paired the piece with Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G minor on her latest release "Bach & Beyond Part 2." Hear the Bartok on Monday's program.

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10:38 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Of Note for Friday, June 19, 2015: Mozart in the Museum

Artosphere Festival Orchestra of 2015 is happening now, with this year's live broadcast from Crystal Bridges Wednesday, June 24, from 8 to 10 p.m.  Last year's Artosphere Festival Orchestra's "Mozart in the Museum" concert from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art featured a flute concerto performed by Marie Tachouet. Hear that and more on Friday's program.

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9:46 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, June 18, 2015: An Expat Renders Rach Two Anew

Just as Rachmaninov before her, pianist and composer Gabriela Montero is an expatriate, torn away from her homeland of Venezuela. In her new release she splendidly performs Rachmaninov's  2nd piano concerto. Catch her performance with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas on Thursday's program.

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10:20 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, June 17, 2015: Gordon Goodwin's Jazzy California

Composer Gordon Goodwin admits he was intimidated to compose for string quartet because he says "there is no where to hide in this genre, not for the composer or the musicians." It took the Quartet San Francisco's prodding for him to produce the jazzy "California Picutures for String Quartet." Hear the QSF perform this piece on Wednesday's program.

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10:07 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, June 16, 2015: Morten Lauridsen's Light

American composer Morten Lauridsen based his five movement choral work "Lux Aeterna" on sacred Latin sources that reference light and dedicated the piece to the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Hear that chorale directed by Paul Salamunovich perform the work on Tuesday's program.

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10:33 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Of Note for Monday, June 15, 2015: Zofo Conquers the Minimalism of Terry Riley

 The pianists of Zofo Duet explore the minimalist composer Terry Riley in their latest release, which was a collaboration with the composer. Catch highlights from the exhilirating release on Monday's program.

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