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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.

-KUAF Music and Culture
10:58 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Of Note for Monday, March 2: Seattle Symphony Takes on Faure

The Seattle Symphony takes on Faure in their new release. Hear the entirety of the Pelleas et Melisande Suite on Monday's program.

-KUAF Music and Culture
12:08 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Of Note for Friday, February 27: Celebrating Armenian Composers

Born in Beirut to Armenian parents, guest pianist Annie Balabanian presents an all-Armenian composer recital Friday at Giffels Auditorium in Old Main beginning at 8 p.m as part of a partnership between the UA Music Department and the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies. Balabanian stopped by the studio to discuss the inspiration for such a recital.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
4:02 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Of Note for Thursday, February 25: Samuel Barber's American Elegance

    American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers celebrates American composers in her latest release American Masters, which includes an exquisite rendering of Samuel Barber's violin concerto composed in 1939. Catch this American elegance on Thursday's program.

-KUAF Music and Culture
11:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Of Note for Monday, February 23: Beethoven Period

 "These were the kinds of tools for which Beethoven conceived his scores -- the raw, intimate and human sounds in his mind as he navigated the turmoil of extremes in these new works," writes Matt Haimovitz regarding approaching Beethoven on period instruments that were used when Beethoven was in the midst of composing his genius. Hear Matt Haimovitz, violoncello, and Christopher O'Riley, fortepiano, perform Beethoven's Sonata in G minor, op. 5, no. 2 from their new release Beethoven, Period. on Monday's program.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
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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