Posts Tagged ‘classical music’

Jun. 07 2012

Can flash mobs save classical music?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

Classical music fans are constantly searching for ways to introduce this wonderful art form to others. Those of us who make a living by writing, performing, teaching, or *ahem* playing the stuff on the radio tend to feel an extra sense of urgency – not only would we like to attract new fans, we want […]

Apr. 11 2012

A Strange Umbrella

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

  Classical music is a strange radio format. Not only is it music of mostly dead composers, but it yokes together two thousand years of disparate styles under one umbrella. Studying the history of classical music, one perceives a direct line from Gregorian chant in the middle ages to Beethoven, Wagner, Schoenberg, and beyond in the last […]

Feb. 13 2012

Is this the oldies station?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Over the weekend, I walked past a woman about my age who was chatting on her cell phone & overheard a comment that absolutely stunned me. “But why would they pick such old music? Those songs were written before they were even born!” Admittedly, I don’t know of whom she was speaking or the occasion for which […]

Feb. 01 2012

What a nice way to end a workday!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a man who needed me to help him ID a classical piece. That’s all in a day’s work around here, but there were a couple of unusual things about this request. First, the caller had a snippet of a recording to play for me, which […]

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