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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12:59 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Of Note for Friday, February 20: Eternal Bohemian Longing

Bohemian composer Vitezslav Novak paid tribute to Dvorak, a teacher of his in Prague, in his symphonic work "Eternal Longing," although the title was inspired from the Hans Christian Andersen's Picture Book without Pictures. Catch this fascinating piece on Friday's program from 11-noon on KUAF as well as 6 p.m. on KUAF-2.

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10:19 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, February 18: Bernstein's Inspiration from Plato

Leonard Bernstein wrote his Serenade after Plato's "Symposium" in 1954. Although there is no literap program for the serenade the movements correspond with elements from the philosopher's work.  Hear the fascinating piece featuring violinist Zina Francescatti on Wednesday's program.

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12:56 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Of Note for Friday, February 13: Mendelssohn Sparks a Classical Music Career

 Arkansas Philharmonic conductor Steven Byess first fell in love with classical music when he put Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor on a turntable as a college student. He'll be conducting the concerto that sparked the passion that would lead to his career in this weekend's Valentine's Day concert with guest violinist Alexander Markov. Find out more in Friday's program.

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10:45 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, February 5: Arensky's Moving Tchaikovsky Tribute

Arensky's lush string quartet op. 35 is a moving tribute to Tchaikovsky. American violinist Philippe Quint explains that with this piece Arensky crowns Tchaikovsky as the "Tsar of the composer." Hear Quint's new recording of the piece in today's program.

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10:46 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Of Note for Monday, February 2: Waltzes in Shadows from Ernesto Lecuona

  Composer Ernesto Lecuona was dubbed the Gershwin of Cuba. He wrote "Album de Valses" in 1918. A seductive grouping of waltzes, the work delves into shadows and subtlety. Hear the piece performed by Thomas Tirino on Monday's program from 11 to noon on KUAF and again at 6 p.m. on our digital classical signal KUAF-2.

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12:10 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Of Note for Friday, January 30: SoNA Explores Modernist Melodies in First Concert of 2015

 The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents a concert titled "Fairy Tales" for their first of 2015. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheharazade" and Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite." Find out more about the modernist melodies of Stravinsky and the color of Rimsky-Korsakov in my discussion with SoNA Music Director Paul Haas in today's show.

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9:01 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, January 29: Florence Price In Depth

Arkansas native Florence Price became the first African American woman to have her symphony performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony performed her music in 1933. The UA music department in Fayetteville explores her legacy with a free two-day symposium this Friday and Saturday. Find out more about this fascinating composer and event in my conversation with organizer James Greeson on today's show. 

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4:41 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, January 28: Sleep Cycles as Inspiration for Chamber Music

 Clarice Assad says her chamber piece "Dreamscapes" is a "musical depiction of what happens during a dream" with a form loosely based on her studies of rapid eye movement and lucid dreaming. Catch a recording of the piece from the New Century Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday's program.

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10:31 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, January 27: A New Mozart Recording for His Birthday

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born January 27, 1756, in Salzburg. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine just recorded his complete violin concertos and "Sinfonia Concertante," highlighting his early genius. Hear the Sinfonia Concertante on Tuesday's show from 11-noon on KUAF as well as at 6 p.m. on KUAF-2.

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9:51 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Of Note for Monday, January 26: Debussy's Images

 Claude Debussy landed on the sophistication that would become his hallmark when he composed his Images in the first decade of the 1900s. Catch the entirety on Monday's show from 11 to noon on KUAF and again at 6 p.m. on KUAF-2.

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