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 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin set a record when it was auctioned at Christie's on Thanksgiving Day in 1990. The famed instrument that is said to have inspired the story that became the Red Violin Oscar-winning film went to a sixteen-year-old named Elizabeth Pitcairn, who says she found her soul mate as soon as she first plucked the strings at the auction house.

When the illustrious Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin came to Elizabeth Pitcairn, she was overwhelmed with the way she connected with the instrument. "I lose all sense of where I leave off and the violin begins," she explains. "We're like one. It's just an extension of my being." Find out more about her appearance with the Arkansas Philharmonic this weekend in Friday's program.

Rising star cellist Sol Gabetta, who plays, according to the Rheinische Post "music that aspires to heaven," presents the world premiere recording of Peteris Vask's second cello concerto. Hear the recording as the highlight to Wednesday's program.

Superstars Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma join forces in Brahms double concerto accompanied by Daniel Barenboim leading the Chicago Symphony for an unforgettable recording. Tune in to hear it, along with "Ragtime for 11 Instruments" from Stravinsky ahead of the UA Music department performance of it, in Tuesday's program.

Pianist and environmentalist Hélène Grimaud’s brand new release Water explores the planet’s most vital resource in all its forms, from the delicate snowflake to the raging storm. “What inspired the idea to record this album is really the fascination that so many composers of the 19th and 20th centuries seem to have had with the element of water,” Grimaud states. Catch highlights on today’s program.