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 highlight in today's two hours of compelling classical is a piano trio from Armenian composer Arno Babajanian. We'll also turn to the Emerson String Quartet's rendering of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir De Florence and a new recording of the Seattle Symphony performing Dutilleux's "Timbres, espace, mouvement." Tune in tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. to catch that and much more or stream it here on demand.

Fort Smith Symphony

Believe it or not, there was a time when John Jeter, music director of the Fort Smith Symphony, didn't even know what a symphony was. What drew him in was simply beautiful music. As he explains to me, he fell in love with the form when visiting a friend whose mom always had recordings of Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner on the record player.

Rather than attempt to follow the giant that was Edward Elgar, British composer Arnold Bax blazed his very own path that had an audience in shock at the 1929 debut of his 2nd symphony. Hear it in its entirety along with an overture from Elgar and the transfixing "Pelleas and Melisande" symphonic poem from Schoenberg for two hours brimming with full symphonic works to continue the #SundaySymphony tradition from 8 to 10 p.m. Stream it in its entirety right here on demand.

Richard Strauss was 80 when he penned "Metamorphosen," a piece with 23 individual parts for 10 violins, 5 violas, 5 cellos, and 3 basses.

Go deep with Vladimir Horowitz, Beatrice Long, Glenn Gould and more performing the utterly out-of-this world keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. Two hours of compelling classical will also feature a piece from Lera Auerbach and a woodwind quintet from Jean Francaix and more. Catch it all tonight from 8 to 10 p.m. or stream it on demand right here.