Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day’s playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times:
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Mandolin player Mike Compton is a self-described connoisseur of special days; he’s especially a fan of National Root Canal Appreciation Day and Lost Sock Memorial Day. Since his visit to Live In Studio C corresponded with Bad Day Day, he kicked off his set with some blues.
The last time organist Paul Jacobs visited Nashville he and the orchestra won a Grammy for their recording of Michael Daugherty’s Once Upon A Castle. Now as he and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero continue their collaboration, Jacobs is back for another live recording – this time it’s Horatio Parker’s Concerto for Organ.
Since being used to commemorate the funerals of the likes of FDR, JFK and Albert Einstein, Samuel Barber’s famous, lush tearjerker Adagio for Strings has become an unofficial anthem of communal mourning. But the work has also elicited some very different emotions by appearing in some unexpected places, like an episode of Seinfeld or the floors of a dance club.