Archive for March 22nd, 2013

Mar. 22 2013

My turn to play groupie!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Judith recently had a wonderful fangirl moment with Emanuel Ax; now it’s my turn. For some years, I’ve been a devotee of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s singing. Jim and I have seen him perform operatic roles, song cycles, and recitals, all brilliantly. I had the chance to interview “Dima” in 2002 when he was in town to […]

Mar. 22 2013

the healing properties of music

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

We often hear how Mozart can make us smarter, but this article talks about the ways that music can make us feel better too! Of particular interest: “Classical compositions have calming cardiovascular effects: German researchers discovered that people recovering from open-heart surgery had lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, after listening to classical […]

Mar. 22 2013

Playlist: Mar/22/13

By WBJC | Posted in Playlists | No Comments

11:40 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 18 Key: B-Flat Conductor: Andras LigetiEnsemble: Concentus HungaricusJeno Jando, pianoNaxos, 8550205 11:36 PM John Philip Sousa — The Washington Post March (1889) Conductor: Eugene CorporonEnsemble: Lone Star Wind OrchestraNaxos, 570968 11:27 PM Camille Saint-Saens — Samson and Delilah: “Mon coeur s’ouvre Conductor: Leopold StokowskiEnsemble: NBC Symphony […]