Deceptive Cadence
5:37 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

An Online Debate Of Operatic Intensity: The Met And Its Critics

Peter Gelb speaks at an event in New York City in April 2012.
Astrid Stawiarz Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Yesterday, the opera world was jolted by a rapid-fire sequence of stunning turns at the Metropolitan Opera — and not by divas onstage. In the morning, the New York Times carried a front-page story by Daniel J.

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Music Interviews
10:24 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

Jeremy Denk has recently written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 10:03 pm

Not many classical pianists maintain blogs where they ruminate on everything from eating a terrible bowl of meatballs while on tour with Joshua Bell to seeing Twilight: New Moon (twice) and hearing strains of a Schubert song.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:33 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Classical Lost And Found: Fine Quartets From A Forgotten Frenchman

A portrait of French composer Félicien-César David (from 1876), celebrating his famous orchestral ode Le Désert.
Edmond Morin Naive Records

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:04 am

Orphaned at age five from a musical family, French composer Félicien-César David had a religious upbringing, and would go to study at the Paris Conservatory in 1830. But he left after eighteen months, later making his way to Egypt, where music of the East would make a lasting impression on him.

David wrote a significant body of work, including a highly acclaimed and innovative symphonic ode Le Désert in 1844. It established him as the first French romantic orientalist and gained him a reputation throughout the continent.

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Classics in Concert
6:46 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Carnegie Hall Live: The Cleveland Orchestra Plays Brahms, Shostakovich And Saariaho

Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:42 pm


  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto

  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Laterna magica

  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 in B Minor

The Cleveland Orchestra brought an intriguing mix of old and new to this concert at Carnegie Hall: one of the best-loved violin concertos of all time played by a master soloist, an emotionally inscrutable mid-20th century symphony and an exciting new work by a Finnish master.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:57 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Come Sing In A Philip Glass World Premiere — In Times Square!

Composer Philip Glass.
Barron Claiborne courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 3:31 pm

Ever dream of participating in a world premiere of music by one of the world's most widely beloved and celebrated composers? Here's your big chance.

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Deceptive Cadence
4:04 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Around The Classical Internet: May 18, 2012

Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and pianist Gerald Moore in an undated recital rehearsal.
Erich Auerbach Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 27, 2012 9:51 am

  • This week has ended on a very sad note with the passing of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who died earlier today in Bavaria at age 86.
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2:22 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Voices of Delmarva 05-18-2012

Today we meet fencer, artist and caterer Angela Herbert-Hodges, who came to Delmarva from Northern England. 

Deceptive Cadence
12:52 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

It's A Marvel-ous Wagner Production

Pablo Helguera

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 5:47 pm

Got an idea for a classical cartoon, or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.

Deceptive Cadence
11:56 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Remembering 'A Born God' Among Singers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

A portrait of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau taken circa 1965.
Erich Auerbach Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:53 pm

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Deceptive Cadence
3:14 am
Fri May 18, 2012

150 Years Of 'Taps'

A lone bugler stands at attention in the rain at Wilmington National Cemetery in North Carolina, in 2009.
Logan Mock-Bunting Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 4:49 pm

This Saturday, 200 buglers will assemble at Arlington National Cemetery to begin playing "Taps," a call written 150 years ago this year.

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva, a bugle player, says he started out as a Boy Scout bugler at about age 12. He went on to study trumpet at the Peabody Conservatory before being accepted into the United States Air Force Band — where one of his duties over the next 23 years was to sound that call at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:29 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Can You Beat Out The 'Rite' Rhythm?

London cabbies beat out Stravinsky's time.
London Symphony Orchestra

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11:39 am
Tue February 28, 2012

SSO- Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen

The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will be performing "A Bach and Mozart Celebration" Saturday, March 3rd. SSO director Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen sat down to discuss the concert. 

11:27 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Euphonium Soloist Adam Frey

Adam Frey

WSCL's Tom Hehman was able to interview International Euphonium soloist, Adam Frey, after he headlined a local brass event. 


Three Books...
7:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Screen Time: 3 Books That Should Be Movies

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 9:09 am

J.D. Salinger famously refused to sell the film rights to The Catcher in the Rye, saying it was "unactable." It's true the subtleties of such great novels can get lost in translation. But I thought I'd take a look at three of my favorite novels that have never made it to the multiplex in wide release. Each of these will transport you to another time and another place.

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10:56 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble

On Friday February 3rd, Kara had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble.  He and the Ensemble were conducting Choral workshops and masterclasses that week, culminating in performances held at Asbury United Methodist Church.  Dr. McCorvey spoke about the definition of and continued relevance of American Spiritual music.  Click this link to hear a streaming version of the interview. 

3:45 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Ivan Ilic CD release: Godowsky/Chopin works

American-born piano virtuoso Ivan Ilic has just released a CD of Godowsky's transcriptions of Chopin's etudes... for the left hand alone.  Considered some of the most difficult works in piano repertoire, Ilic has made the rare release of the entire 22 work set of works.   Released Wednesday in Paris, not yet released here in the U.S., Kara Dahl Russell had a laughter-filled chat with Ivan about the works, the life of a musician, and a philosophy of art... and life.

12:44 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Previous "Classical Chat"

In moving from the previous Website, we lost some on Kara Dahl Russel's "Classical Chats".

They are gathered here in this post. Look here for more of 89.5's Classical Chat series.

2:33 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

The Pocomoke City Arts Scene

Scars on 45, coming to the Mar-Va Feb 9th

What do a ballet, a rock band with an usual name, a restaurant and a silent auction have to do with each other?

They are all coming to downtown Pocomoke City, Maryland. The first few weeks in February in particular are a flurry of activity which residents hope will bring in both tourists and money.

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4:22 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Schubert's 'Winterreise' Paints Bleak Landscape For Bill T. Jones

Choreographer Bill T. Jones at an appearance earlier this year.
Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 7:55 pm

As snowstorms hit the country today, All Things Considered revisits a vivid story that choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones shared about one winter song. It originally aired Dec. 13, 2011.

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9:35 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Voices of Delmarva 11-30-2011 Dawn Manyfeathers

Today we meet Dawn Manyfeathers of the Lenape Tribe, who came to Delmarva about 15 years ago.

12:54 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Voices of Delmarva collection, pt.2

More items in our "Voices of Delmarva" series.


Voice #4- Nancy Lynch

Voice#5- Gordon Gladden



11:22 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Voices of Delmarva collection pt.1

Here are some of the stories we have collected in our "Voices of Delmarva" series.


Voice #1- Eighty-six year old Lavenia Jefferson from Somerset County


Voice #2- Capt. Stony Whitelock of Chance, MD.


Voice #3- Robert Robinson/ Georgetown Oyster Eat



9:09 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Marin Alsop on Joan of Arc at the Stake

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop joined On Delmarva host Marc Steiner recently  to discuss the massive new piece that the symphony will be be playing this Friday and Saturday, the 17th and 18th at th

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10:37 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Mindie Burgoyne on Delmarva's Haunted History

    Mindie Burgoyne reads two stories from her book "Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake." 




    "Haunted Eastern Shore" is available at Barnes and Noble, Browse About Books in Rehoboth Beach, The News Center's West Ocean City and Easton locations, and Layton's Chance Winery in Vienna, MD.

1:45 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Website Tips and Tricks

If you are use Microsoft Internet Explorer, you may be having having trouble viewing the "Now Playing" information on our website.  We are troubleshooting the problem.

Meanwhile, you may want to download and install either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.

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12:25 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Shakespeare on the Beach

     In September I met with Kyler Taustin, a Berlin, MD native and founder of the Brown Box Theatre Company as the cast rehearsed for their performances of "Twelfth Night."

8:30 am
Mon September 12, 2011

The Nanticoke Celebrate Heritage at 34th Annual Powwow

Salisbury. MD – The Nanticoke Native American tribe held their 34th Annual Powwow near Millboro celebrating their culture and a new federation with the Lenape tribes of Delaware and New Jersey. A look at their history and culture.

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Local Headlines
12:17 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Hoda and Kathie Lee come to Rehoboth Beach

Salisbury, MD – Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, stars of NBC's "Today" program, are making an appearance July 26th in Rehoboth Beach, DE. They chat about their show, their books, and their connection to our area.

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Local Headlines
9:21 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Changes at Delmarva Public Radio

Salisbury, MD – Delmarva Public Radio has lost two of its own this month. Program Director Pam Andrews who has been at the station since its inception is retiring and General Manager Gerry Weston is moving on to a station in Massachussetts where his family lives. We look back at their time at the station.

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