Of Note with Katy Henriksen

Weekdays 11 a.m. to noon on KUAF FM and 6 p.m. 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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"Both as a composer and performer his only thought was to embody his own feelings," said musicologist Theodore Baker on John Field.

Although Chopin popularized the genre, Field, dubbed the "Father of the Nocturne," is credited with inventing the form by translating his emotions and his fascination with the night into beautiful melody.

On Monday's program catch highlights of Field's Nocturnes as performed by acclaimed American pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe. Listen in 11 to noon on KUAF.

Go on a tour through Europe with the Fort Smith Chorale, featuring pieces by composers such as Ralph Vaughn-Williams, Beethoven, and Verdi. The chorale's 35th annual spring concert, recorded at the First Baptist Church in Fort Smith, will be broadcast on Friday's program from 11 to noon on KUAF.

Music is a language, as Jura Margulis explains regarding his approach to transcribing full orchestral scores to piano.

"If you understand what the composer is saying through the orchestra you may be able to say the same thing through the piano," states Margulis, an internationally performing pianist and music professor for the University of Arkansas.

"Music is a language," says pianist and music professor Jura Margulis. "If you understand what the composer is saying through the orchestra you may be able to say the same thing through the piano."

Margulis has a new recording of original transcriptions, including a piano duo with Martha Argerich, and an upcoming recital May 7. Tune in to Thursday's program from 11 to noon on KUAF to find out more and hear highlights from the release.

Catch a new rendering of Beethoven's sole string quartet as the Italian Quartetto di Cremona continues to record all of Beethoven's chamber music for strings in volume V of their project. That's coming up from 11 to noon Wednesday on KUAF.