Anastasia Tsioulcas http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Centenarian Soprano Licia Albanese Dies http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/centenarian-soprano-licia-albanese-dies <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZINNVrgXec</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:11:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 59634 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Centenarian Soprano Licia Albanese Dies Read These While They're Still Free http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/read-these-while-theyre-still-free Last month, <em>The New Yorker</em> <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/07/28/note-readers" target="_blank">announced</a> that it was teasing a new "freemium" version of its website (which launches this fall) with an alluring proposition. All of its most recent pieces, plus the full archives back to 2007 and some even older selections, are free for the rest of the summer.<p>So we took this opportunity to dig up some delicious classical music-minded pieces from the magazine's archives. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:44:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 59363 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Read These While They're Still Free A Breath Of Inspiration: John Luther Adams' New 'Sila' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/breath-inspiration-john-luther-adams-new-sila Composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/120995813/john-luther-adams" target="_blank">John Luther Adams</a> has been enjoying enormous success. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 58649 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Breath Of Inspiration: John Luther Adams' New 'Sila' America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S. http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/americas-youth-orchestra-hits-road-time-playing-us <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7AvzsibovU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9k4SqNnb9A</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 58173 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S. How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/how-three-tenors-sang-hits-and-changed-game <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcGoY4COi-I</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQeKvVPPlc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXQGyYy-oZI</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 57848 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game After 36 Years, A Trumpeter Sounds His Last Note In New York http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/after-36-years-trumpeter-sounds-his-last-note-new-york <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWZoejVZnzc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGLw9wC1bEE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVRSI6-MMiQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVcnjIr2Ugo</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:53:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 57132 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net After 36 Years, A Trumpeter Sounds His Last Note In New York What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/whats-worth-45-million-or-more-one-viola <em>Update Wednesday, June 25, 2014: A representative from Sotheby's tells NPR that the instrument did not sell "at this time." </em><p>Wednesday, Sotheby's auction house plans to announce the sale of a rare viola made by Antonio Stradivari. The <em>minimum</em> bid is $45 million. If it sells, it will be the most expensive instrument of any kind in history.<p>Here's an old musician joke: How do you keep your violin from getting stolen? Put it in a viola case.<p>The viola has long played second fiddle to its far more popular, higher-pitched sibling, the violin. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 56586 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rhythm-thats-waltzed-away-hearts <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFEk6Y8TmM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zEfp_ZeiT0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YZpng2PL34</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjnhGwxQkFk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GWaNt9pPQM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZD_ZzubDxs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_X9Plz0zc4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k1RjZ-SOLU</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:23:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 56220 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos, Versatile Spanish Conductor, Dies At 80 http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rafael-fr-hbeck-de-burgos-versatile-spanish-conductor-dies-80 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMALVK_I8hE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlZ3FmBzbo4</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 55819 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos, Versatile Spanish Conductor, Dies At 80 What Weeks Of Debate Have Shown Us About Women In Classical Music http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/what-weeks-debate-have-shown-us-about-women-classical-music An astonishing conversation has emerged in the weeks since Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught began her run as Octavian at the Glyndebourne Festival in England. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 55391 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net What Weeks Of Debate Have Shown Us About Women In Classical Music Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/read-joyce-didonatos-inspiring-juilliard-commencement-speech Star mezzo-soprano <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16004057/joyce-didonato" target="_blank">Joyce DiDonato</a> gave the 2014 commencement address at Juilliard Friday — and it's a memorable one, both for her words and by DiDonato's own example as someone whose own career began under low heat.<p>DiDonato has <a href="http://www.joycedidonato.com/2014/05/27/the-juilliard-schools-109th-commencement-speech-joyce-didonato/" target="_blank">posted</a> the text of her speech on her own website, and it's well worth 10 minutes of your time, whether you're an aspiring artist or need a gentle reminder Wed, 28 May 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 55020 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech First Listen: Gabriel Kahane, 'The Ambassador' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/first-listen-gabriel-kahane-ambassador Composer and singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/142514755/gabriel-kahane-tiny-desk-concert" target="_blank"> Gabriel Kahane</a> says that the inspiration for his new album,<em> The Ambassador</em>, is 10 buildings in Los Angeles — appropriate, given what a gifted musical architect he is.<p><em>The Ambassador</em> is structured as a set of 10 vignettes, each a meditation on life in the City of Angels (as well as its many demons). The narrative of each song is located at a particular L.A. Mon, 26 May 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 54866 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net First Listen: Gabriel Kahane, 'The Ambassador' In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/2014-classical-world-still-cant-stop-fat-shaming-women <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPquOVVEwws</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 54559 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women Does Accepting A Rose Mean Losing A Career? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/does-accepting-rose-mean-losing-career <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEWAHLK6cqM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9QQjrVT3PE</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:23:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 54490 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Does Accepting A Rose Mean Losing A Career? Watch Bang On A Can Occupy 'Arthur' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/watch-bang-can-occupy-arthur <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RXQnML0JwY</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 53947 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Watch Bang On A Can Occupy 'Arthur' Midspring Surprise: Lost Mendelssohn Song Found http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/midspring-surprise-lost-mendelssohn-song-found <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-tb_m8SD04</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 14:59:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 53773 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Midspring Surprise: Lost Mendelssohn Song Found Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/classical-quartet-gets-all-twisted <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKezUd_xw20</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:32:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 52715 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/how-do-you-sweep-ivy-league-practice-viola-really By now, you may have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/01/297879597/new-york-student-is-accepted-to-all-8-ivy-league-schools" target="_blank">heard</a> about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three campuses of the State University of New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 51935 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/kronos-quartet-still-daring-after-all-these-years Kronos Quartet is celebrating 40 years of playing music together — and to mark the occasion, they're playing a celebration concert at Carnegie Hall in New York tomorrow night. Since their founding, the San Francisco-based string quartet has become one of the most visible ensembles in classical music. The players have done it by championing new and underheard music, and by coming up with a business model that was unheard of for a chamber group four decades ago.<p>Violinist David Harrington dreamed up the idea of a string quartet devoted primarily to contemporary music in 1973. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:01:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 51512 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/field-recording-bonus-track-silk-road-swings We had so much fun taping cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/294345739/yo-yo-ma-and-the-silk-road-ensemble-horse-around-in-brooklyn" target="_blank">Field Recording</a>, we couldn't stop at just one selection, so we recorded the group's four talented percussionists in a deep groove.<p>They're playing a piece written by Shane Shanahan called <em>Saidi Swing</em>. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 51456 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/welcome-yo-yos-playhouse When you're lucky enough to have cellist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15995808/yo-yo-ma" target="_blank">Yo-Yo Ma</a> and members of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/144696932/the-silk-road-ensemble-globalfest-2012" target="_blank">Silk Road Ensemble</a>, some of the world's premiere instrumentalists and composers, gather for an afternoon of offstage music making, you've got to think long and hard about where to put them. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 51457 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/kronos-quartet-40-songs-we-love <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E4Bjt_zVJc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzvWiG5Lpzc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANkFMjEEnJ4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVA0oX-bqog</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wnOJFuMKDE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUlMyYuEyXw</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:58:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas & Alex Ambrose 51390 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love In The First Violins — At Least For One Night http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/first-violins-least-one-night <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm5BoFihAJw</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 51144 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In The First Violins — At Least For One Night Bless You! http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bless-you <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj4BFvwwj-o</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:21:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 51011 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Bless You! Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/music-takes-center-stage-oscar-nominated-documentaries <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrXHcQyixTE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twB2zAOzsKE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kgRq_pGN2g</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 50060 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Music Takes Center Stage In Oscar-Nominated Documentaries We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/we-love-him-more-twizzles-charlie-white-plays-violin-too It's no secret that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/2014/02/17/278549740/americans-davis-and-white-win-gold-in-ice-dancing" target="_blank">gold-winning</a> American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have become favorite faces in Sochi. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:42:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 49549 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/chilly-factory-floor-yuja-wangs-piano-sizzles Chinese-born pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/122868506/yuja-wang" target="_blank">Yuja Wang</a> isn't one to do anything in half measures. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 49535 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles Sex, Drugs And Wandering Batons: Classical Musicians (Finally) Get Some Screen Time http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sex-drugs-and-wandering-batons-classical-musicians-finally-get-some-screen-time <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBwI6U8ZlFE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEoM7bM7KVw</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 49264 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sex, Drugs And Wandering Batons: Classical Musicians (Finally) Get Some Screen Time Fiddler On The Slopes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/fiddler-slopes Classical music has managed to take center stage at sports events in the last few weeks. Soprano Renée Fleming <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2014/01/21/264553311/guess-whos-singing-the-national-anthem-at-the-super-bowl" target="_blank">sang the National Anthem</a> at the Super Bowl two weekends ago. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 49191 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Fiddler On The Slopes 4 Ways To Hear More In Music http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/4-ways-hear-more-music <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2swfLur5WQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFEk6Y8TmM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mn1ibFdXDU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK23BhEQVyU</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:29:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 48501 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net