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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I'm keeping the #SundaySymphony tradition alive with full symphonic works including one that inspired pop star Taylor Swift to donate $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony. The work that inspired such giving was John Luther Adams's one movement piece "Become Ocean." Hear it from the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot, plus a jazzy piece from Leonard Bernstein called "On The Town (Three Dance Episodes) and Cesar Franck's symphonic poem Redemption. That's all coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. here on KUAF or streaming on demand right here. 

Carl Nielsen wrote his two movement violin concerto in 1911 for his son-in-law Emil Telmány, a Hungarian violinist. Hear it, plus an orchestral suite from Glazunov and more in tonight's program from 8-10 p.m. or by streaming it in demand via the links below.

The young American composer Gabriel Kahane delights in hybridity in the title piece to his latest recording The Fiction Issue, a collaboration with genre-buster Shara Worden and string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Hear it in its entirety alongside a Bach partita, a Philip Glass symphony plus soothing classical at the end of the show to wind you down for the night. Catch it all from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight or stream it for a limited time right here.

Music can provide a great escape. Escape from the heat into the cool Alps with Richard Strauss and his tone poem "Alpine Symphony." We'll hear from the San Francisco Symphony under Herbert Blomstedt. In keeping with the #SundaySymphony vibe, we'll hear Beethoven's 2nd from Pittsburg under Reiner & Rachmaninov's tone poem "Isle of the Dead" from the Minneapolis Symphony under Mitropoulos. Tune in from 8 to 10 p.m. or stream it in its entirety via these streaming links below.

In 1927 Bela Bartok wrote that his Miraculous Mandarin piece was "the best work I have so far written for orchestra." Hear this fabulous work performed by the London Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano plus Brahms 2nd piano concerto and a piano trio from Johann Nepomuk Hummel and more in today's show coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. and available here for an on-demand stream.