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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10:54 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Of Note for Friday, April 3: Beethoven's Heroism through Middle Quartets

 The Cypress String Quartet explores the middle quartets of Beethoven in their latest recording. "During the tumultous early years of the 19th century, Beethoven created a distinctive musical voice characterised by urgent exhortation, lofty artistic intent and massiveness of scope ..." state the liner notes regarding Beethoven's three 'Razumovsky' quartets, op. 59. Find out in the quartet's own words how Beethoven was able to accomplish such a feat and listen to 'Razumovsky' No. 1 in F from the Cypress' new recording in Friday's program.

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9:42 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, April 2: Reimagining Chopin

  The Icelandic pop/classical musician Olafur Arnalds reinvents the Chopin sound in his new project with pianist Alice Sara Ott. Frustrated with the pristine characteristics of Chopin recordings Arnalds uses the room and microphones--much as the way other genres of music such as rock, country and blues have--as part of the actual interpretation. Hear music from The Chopin Project on Thursday's program.

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3:55 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, April 1: Vivaldi's Spring Reimagined

The redbuds are in bloom. Daffodils are everywhere. Spring has officially reached the Arkansas Ozarks. In celebration of the season I pair Anne Akiko Meyers's recording of Vivaldi's "Spring" alongside Daniel Hope's release of Max Richter's Vivaldi Recomposed "Spring." That's all coming up on Wednesday's program.

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10:55 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Of Note for Monday, March 30: Cosi fan Flauti

Robert Stallman's new release, titled Cosi fan Flauti: Mozart for Flute and Orchestra, explores the ever amorous instrument via the lens of Mozart and includes a debut recording of his Sinfonia Concertante in D majr, k. 448 for two flutes and orchestra. Catch the piece on Monday's program.

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1:11 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 26: Death of Narrative

UA Music professor Er-Gene Kahng and composer Ryan Cockerham explore the universe of non-narrative film and music with the music of Alvin Lucier and short films of Stan Brakhage in their first event for the Fuse New Music series.

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10:54 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, March 24: Shcendrin's Concerto Cantabile

Rodion Shchedrin's description of cantabile is "to express firstly a certain tension in the 'soul' of the notes, and also the manner in which they are produced. The term also refers to the juxtaposition, interweaving, conflict and resolution of the soloist's singing lines against the orchestra." Hear the fascinating work performed by Maxim Vengerov, violin, and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich on Tuesday's program.

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4:06 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 19: Beethoven's Hurricane

Pianist Jonathan Biss continues exploration of Beethoven piano sonatas in his new release. He describes the "Appassionata" sonata as a hurricane and elaborates by saying "it is a one-ff, an unrepeatable force of nature, which probably shouldn't be repeated even if it could be, so overwhelming is its power." Hear Biss's rendering in its entirety on Thursday's program.

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3:46 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, March 18: A Violin Concerto Inspired by Dinosaurs

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers beleives Mason Bates's violin concerto is one of the most important compositions written in the last five decades. Catch her description of this piece as inspired by a "hybrid prehistoric dinosaur bird taking flight" and much more on Wednesday's program as well as her recording of it with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

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4:18 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, March 17: Dmitri Tymoczko's Hidden Roads

 Composer Dmitri Tymoczko asks what music composers should write when we carry the whole history of music in our pockets. His answer is to "make music that weaves between stylistic poles in a way that is unexpected and entertaining ... an attempt to find hidden roads connecting the familiar places we love." One piece that attempts this is his chamber work "Eggman Variations." Catch it on Tuesday's program. 

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11:10 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Of Note for Monday, March 16: Strange Schumann

Pianist Anna Shelest says of Schumann's first piano sonata "when you listen to the F sharp minor sonata you are not only hearing music of immense beauty but also of fantastic strangeness, and strangeness always accompanies great art." Hear her new recording of this strangeness on Monday's program.

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