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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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SundayBaroque.org

We recently welcomed a new program to the airwaves here in Columbia: Sunday Baroque. The show features works composed before and during the baroque era. Music written between 1600 and 1750 is the focus of our new Sunday morning addition to your programming mix on Classical 90.5.

Baroque music has a special feel in that it often feels timeless and can serve as a great reprieve from the myriad of ever-present challenges in today's world. Join host Suzanne Bona for Sunday Baroque each Sunday morning between 8:00 and noon on Classical 90.5.

Dan Visconti

American composer Dan Visconti stays busy with commissions, musical installations and lectures. He will be a guest composer for the 2017 Mizzou International Composers Festival. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Visconti talked about his community work as a concert curator and his works that will be performed at the July 24-29 festival in Columbia.

CharlesPeckMusic.com

Contemporary American composer Charles Peck will be in Columbia as a Resident Composer for the July 24-29 Mizzou International Composers Festival. He talked about his style and influences with Trevor Harris on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

Aaron Parker

British composer Aaron Parker writes instrumental and electronic music inspired by studies of the environment and place. Alarm Will Sound will premiere his new work at this summer's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Parker was a guest on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.


Clare Glackin

The composer Clare Glackin talked on this week's Mizzou Music about her musical roots and her upcoming commission. Glackin will be in Columbia as one of eight resident composers during the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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The Mizzou International Composers Festival is coming up at the end of next month. This week on Mizzou Music, Jacob Gotlib looked ahead to the annual festival that brings ten guest and resident composers to Columbia to premiere new works. Gotlib is the managing director of the MU School of Music's New Music Initiative.

The Columbia Heart Beat

Kirk Trevor was our guest on the final episode of the second season of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour. The MSO maestro talked about why Richard Strauss and Mozart go together and highlights from the current Hot Summer Nights Music Festival.

Selim Goncu

Composer Selim Goncu is one of the eight Resident Composers whose works will be premiered at next month's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Goncu took a break from his work as a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley to be a guest on last week's Mizzou Music.

Carolina Heredia

Carolina Heredia brings the influence of her South American roots to compositions such as Auscensias. Chamber works like this as well as Lus in Bello and Virginia for SATB Choir earned the Argentinian native one of highly coveted Resident Composer spots for this year's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris visited with Heredia for a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

The Mizzou International Composers Festival is less than two months away. In the run-up to the 2017 edition of the festival, Mizzou Music will feature interviews with the festival's resident and guest composers. MU graduate student Henry Stewart was the featured composer on the May 24 episode of Mizzou Music.


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