Posts Tagged ‘classical music’

Nov. 12 2014

Dear Lexus: What Did Mozart Ever Do To You?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

According to a recent Lexus ad,  it’s just not hip to listen to classical music while driving, especially Mozart. But it is hip to be rude and leave three passengers stranded on a country road. Doing so will make you appear much younger and cooler, especially if you’re listening to generic electronic pop music while […]

Jul. 31 2014

Putting a different spin on classical music

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

If you’ve taken an exercise class or two over the years, you’ve probably heard quite a variety of music while pedaling away on a stationary bike, pounding on a punching bag, or performing other sweat-inducing moves. Some people don’t much care what’s on the sound system during class; they’re just in it for fitness. Others, myself included, find it impossible to […]

Feb. 23 2014

Sublime Shaham

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

There are not many violinists, I think, who could pull off standing alone on a bare stage playing solo Bach, but Gil Shaham is certainly one of them. There are so many layers – simply remembering that volume of music; the technical facility to master the music; the ear to achieve that true intonation; a […]

Dec. 19 2013

Allegro or al dente?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

If pressed to declare which I love more – carbs or classical music – I might have to go with the option that’s often served alla puttanesca, but it would be a close call. As such, I found the following Classic FM quiz absolutely delicious! My score was 18 out of 21; please post yours […]

Oct. 04 2013

Musica Callada

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Silence might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of music, but a concert this Saturday explores just that. Pianist and faculty member, Haskell Small, explains …                       Related posts: Chad Bowles is practicing what he preaches If You Have […]

Aug. 21 2013

If You Have To Ask, You Probably Want To Learn Something

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

The 33rd Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is being held at the Baltimore Convention Center this Thursday-Sunday. Once again, WBJC’s booth will be set up at the show so that members of our staff can meet and greet listeners who have a passion for gorgeous retro items as well as classical music. Some find antiques intimidating, […]

Jan. 25 2013

Instant Audience: Just Add Casual Attire?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 7 Comments

I have a confession to make: lately, every time I see an article or a blog post about finding ways to attract new (and presumably younger) audience members to classical music performances, I groan. Actually, I’m starting to wonder if they’re all the same piece, or at least written by the same author. Inevitably, they […]

Jan. 21 2013

Looks can be deceiving

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

In high school, my geography mistress was the sweetest soul who managed to keep discipline just by her sheer good nature. She had a big heart, and physique to match. When she paced up and down the aisles between our desks, there was a tremor in the building. She was Wagnerian in her proportions. Imagine […]

Jan. 07 2013

Sibelius Rocks (Part 1?)

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

    Sibelius Rocks. I like him better than my argyle socks. At half past three, I heard him played on WBJC.   Sibelius Rules. But years ago he wasn’t taught in schools. A haughty bunch Of critics thought that he was out to lunch.   Sibelius Reigns. His music conjures lands of fiords and […]

Nov. 22 2012

Holidays are what (and when) you make them

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’ve had WBJC on since 10 this morning (and of course, I hope you have) you might have noticed that I’m working. If a holiday falls on a weekday, I’ll be here unless I ask for vacation time in advance, and you know what? That doesn’t bother me one bit. Many people […]

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