Posts Tagged ‘classical music’

Jul. 31 2014

Putting a different spin on classical music

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No 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 […]

Jul. 09 2012

2 great movies and a new meaning for the term “soap opera”

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

While all of us on the WBJC staff love movies, we’re often annoyed by the way in which classical music is portrayed on the silver screen these days. If it’s used at all, it’s generally depicted as something stuffy rich people enjoy, or it’s the background music to a serial killer’s gruesome exploits. This wasn’t […]

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