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John Williams, Classical Guitar's Standard-Bearer, Still Recording In Retirement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdrmZmRyKAM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iIz2pw2oFM Classical guitarist John Williams reached millions of ears and even hit the charts when he played the main theme to the Oscar-winning 1978 film The Deer Hunter . But by then, Williams was already a classical star on a major record label who'd toured the world many times over. He released his latest album, On The Wing , earlier this year. And although he announced a retirement from touring a few years ago,...

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Fred Hersch is no stranger to the art of introspection. As a pianist, a composer, a bandleader and a sideman, he has always combined clarity of projection with a willingness to go deep. His latest expression of interiority is a graceful and revealing memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly, which takes shape as a gradual declaration of selfhood, in personal as well as artistic terms.

To create her wide-ranging music, New York-based artist Lea Bertucci has used a wealth of instruments and compositional techniques. But her primary creative tool is the saxophone, and on her new album, Metal Aether, she delves into it perhaps further than she ever has.

By 1938, clarinetist Benny Goodman was already known as "The King of Swing" — the leader of the most popular dance band in America at a time when swing jazz was America's most popular music. But nobody knew how it would be received in Carnegie Hall, America's temple to classical music.

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A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured previews of  Show-Me Opera concerts and the Mizzou Horn Choir.

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A pair of concerts this weekend give classical listeners a chance to experience a wide range of repertoire. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Dr. Megan Arns previewed Sunday's Percussion Extravaganza and Julie Rosenfeld looked ahead to the next Music at the Museum: Graduate String Quartet recital. The Director of Jazz Studies at MU, Dr. Sam Griffith was also on the show talking about the repertoire for next Monday's MU Concert Jazz Band show.

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Each week on Classical 90.5, Trevor Harris interviews members of the MU School of Music community about upcoming recitals, training performers and teachers and musical inspirations. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, a trio of faculty previewed upcoming recitals.


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John Richards is the violist for new music ensemble JACK Quartet. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris recently visited with Richards in advance of the group's recent Columbia concert.


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This Tuesday, the University Band and Symphonic Band perform at the Missouri Theater. The Associate Director of Bands at MU is Amy Knopps. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Knopps - a Lee's Summit native - previewed tomorrow's 'Nostalgia' program that features five standards from the wind band repertoire.


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Peter Miyamoto has released several CDs featuring works from Mozart, Schubert and Chopin. The piano faculty member at the MU School of Music has a recital this weekend. Miyamoto visited the Classical 90.5  studios to discuss how he keeps his repertoire sounding fresh and preview the Friday recital.


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The final vocal works from Franz Schubert and a program of trombone works from the 17th century highlight a pair of MU School of Music faculty recitals this weekend in Columbia.


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On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Dr. Iskander Ahmadulin looked discussed his upcoming trumpet and piano recital scheduled for this Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Whitmore Recital Hall on the MU campus.

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A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured MU School of Music oboe faculty Dan Willett looking ahead to his recital on Monday in Columbia. Also on the program Kiernan Steiner previewed the MU Family Weekend choral concert.

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Last week's episode of Mizzou Music featured a quartet of faculty who are preparing for recitals and the centennial of the MU School of Music.

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