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-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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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
10:40 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, May 5: An Exaltation of Larks

Contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon was inspired to write a string quartet when she found out a grouping of larks was known as an exaltation. The lushness is also explored in 20th century composer Ralph Vaughan Williams strings piece "The Lark Ascending" equally explores melismatic flight. Catch these two works and more on Tuesday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
3:55 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Of Note for Wednesday, April 1: Vivaldi's Spring Reimagined

The redbuds are in bloom. Daffodils are everywhere. Spring has officially reached the Arkansas Ozarks. In celebration of the season I pair Anne Akiko Meyers's recording of Vivaldi's "Spring" alongside Daniel Hope's release of Max Richter's Vivaldi Recomposed "Spring." That's all coming up on Wednesday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
10:55 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Of Note for Monday, March 30: Cosi fan Flauti

Robert Stallman's new release, titled Cosi fan Flauti: Mozart for Flute and Orchestra, explores the ever amorous instrument via the lens of Mozart and includes a debut recording of his Sinfonia Concertante in D majr, k. 448 for two flutes and orchestra. Catch the piece on Monday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
1:11 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 26: Death of Narrative

UA Music professor Er-Gene Kahng and composer Ryan Cockerham explore the universe of non-narrative film and music with the music of Alvin Lucier and short films of Stan Brakhage in their first event for the Fuse New Music series.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
4:06 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 19: Beethoven's Hurricane

Pianist Jonathan Biss continues exploration of Beethoven piano sonatas in his new release. He describes the "Appassionata" sonata as a hurricane and elaborates by saying "it is a one-ff, an unrepeatable force of nature, which probably shouldn't be repeated even if it could be, so overwhelming is its power." Hear Biss's rendering in its entirety on Thursday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
4:18 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Of Note for Tuesday, March 17: Dmitri Tymoczko's Hidden Roads

 Composer Dmitri Tymoczko asks what music composers should write when we carry the whole history of music in our pockets. His answer is to "make music that weaves between stylistic poles in a way that is unexpected and entertaining ... an attempt to find hidden roads connecting the familiar places we love." One piece that attempts this is his chamber work "Eggman Variations." Catch it on Tuesday's program. 

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-KUAF Music and Culture
11:10 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Of Note for Monday, March 16: Strange Schumann

Pianist Anna Shelest says of Schumann's first piano sonata "when you listen to the F sharp minor sonata you are not only hearing music of immense beauty but also of fantastic strangeness, and strangeness always accompanies great art." Hear her new recording of this strangeness on Monday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
10:56 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, March 12: Rosalyn Tureck's Bach

Pianist Rosalyn Tureck plays Bach unlike anyone else. Hear her perform Bach's Partita No. 6 in E minor on Thursday's program.

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