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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-KUAF Music and Culture
3:32 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Of Note for Friday, May 22, 2015: Minimalism Takes Center Stage

The Fuse New Music series concludes at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Friday night with a spotlight on minimalist masterpieces from Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich. Organizers Er-Gene Kahng and Ryan Cockerham elaborate in today's program and even perform a bit of Reich's "Clapping Music" in Friday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
11:51 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, May 21, 2015: KUAF Fulbright Chamber Concerts Kick Off

The KUAF Fulbright Chamber Music Festival kicks off tonight at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts building of the UA campus in Fayetteville. Cellist Stephen Gates and violinist Er-Gene Kahng stop by to discuss the ever-popular Schubert "Trout" Quintet, which they perform in the first concert.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
10:40 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, May 20, 2015: Musical Haiku

Paul Chihara's Twice Seven Haiku for Piano, a set of bagatelles composed for pianist Jerome Lowenthal, most notably quote Japanese folksongs, but there's also allusion to gypsy, hip-hop, baroque and Viaennese waltzes, in these fun pieces. Catch the entirety on Wednesday's program performed by Lowenthal.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
9:55 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, May 19: Liszt's Gypsy Flair

It's no secret that Franz Liszt was obsessed with the music of the gypsies and his Hungarian Rhapsodies are examples of this. However, according to conductor Ivan Fischer the notations given could not convey the improvisational style Liszt was going for when he composed the pieces. Fischer combined the orchestral scores with improvised gypsy arrangements, including the use of cimbalom, to bring back the original gypsy flair that he says Liszt was aiming for. Hear some of these from the Budapest Festival Orchestra as the highlight for Tuesday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
10:27 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Of Note for Monday, May 18, 2015: Schumann's Ode to Chopin

Dedicated to Frederic Chopin, Schumann's "Kreisleriana" recieves a new recording from Georgian pianist Alexander Beridze. Catch it on Monday's program.

-KUAF Music and Culture
3:53 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Of Note for Friday, May 15, 2015: Fort Smith Symphony's Season Finale Ends in Fire

The Fort Smith Symphony concludes its season with a fiery finale including Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Beethoven's 5th  and guest violinist Bojidara Kouzmanova. Tune in to Friday's program for a conversation with the symphony's Music Director John Jeter. 

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-KUAF Music and Culture
10:22 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, May 14, 2015: Early Schubert Published Posthumously

Franz Schubert is rumored to have penned  his expansive 15th string quartet in merely 10 days in June of 1826 - chronologically between his "Death and the Maiden" and the famed C major quintet. The result was only published posthumously, hence the op. 161. Hear the entirety performed by the Tokyo String Quartet on Thursday's program.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
11:02 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, May 13, 2015: William Lawes' Early Music Originality

William Lawes (1602-1645) wrote 11 consorts for harp, bass viol, violin and theorbo with striking individuality out of no precedent. As the liner notes to the Les Voix Humaine recording of these consorts explain "It is the specificity of the instrumentation and the inventive and idiomatic writing for each, combined with Lawes' intensely personal, expressive and quirky musical language that make the collection a unique treasure." Catch a couple of these treasures as performed by Les Voix Humaine on Wednesday's program.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
4:04 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, May 12, 2015: A 'Mexican Adagio for Strings'

Composer Carlos Chavez, who was born in Mexico City in 1899, wrote three string quartets. The slow movement of his 3rd has become known as a "Mexican Adagio for Strings." Catch the entirety of the piece on Tuesday's program as highlighted on the recording Southwest Chamber Music Carlos Chavez: Complete Chamber Music Vol. 4.

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Of Note with Katy Henriksen
9:57 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Of Note for Monday, May 11, 2015: Symphonic Tchaikovsky Distilled to Piano

Pianist Chitose Okashiro presents the grandeur of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique' via a unique piano transcription. Hear the world premiere recording on Monday's program.

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