When Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn recorded their self-titled collaborative album, neither expected a pandemic to cause tension in the relationship between China and the United States. But the combination of Chinese folk music and the tunes of Appalachia flow together beautifully, in an expression of their friendship.
A Playlist Celebrating Clarksville-Born Musician Clarence Cameron White
Browse the Visit Clarksville, Tennessee website and you’ll find the “Clarksville Connections” project. It’s a directory of sorts, showcasing significant people in the city’s history. Among the athletes, authors and inventors is concert violinist and composer Clarence Cameron White, who was born on this day in 1880.
Classical With A Kick: Kip Winger On The Harmony Between Heavy Metal And Orchestral Music
In celebration of 91Classical’s Local Composers Month, we posed six questions to some of Nashville’s classical music creators. This week, check in with Kip Winger. After finding tremendous success with his rock band Winger, Kip has made a name for himself as a classical composer. And he says the two genres have more in common […]
Aaron Hoke Doenges On The Evolution Of Music And Creating Beyond The Score
In celebration of 91Classical’s Local Composers Month, we posed six questions to some of Nashville’s classical music creators. This week, get to know Aaron Hoke Doenges, who doesn’t always compose using traditional methods. For instance, with his piece The Migratory Patterns of People, Doenges translated live GPS data from Nashville’s bus system into sonic and […]
Composer Nicole Neely On Using Her Musical Gifts
In celebration of 91Classical’s Local Composers Month, we posed six questions to some of Nashville’s classical music creators. This week, get to know a little more about Nicole Neely, who, as the owner of StringsChick Music Company, is really an all-around musician: she works as a composer, arranger, instrumentalist, and conductor.
Bill Pursell Reflects On A Lifetime Of Composing
Last month, Bill Pursell celebrated his 94th birthday. Over the course of his 60-year career in Nashville, he’s worked with some of country music’s biggest names, including Chet Atkins, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash. At the same time, Pursell is a classically trained pianist, has performed as a soloist with the Nashville Symphony, and continues […]
Celebrate Music Made In Nashville During 91Classical’s Local Composers Month
Local music is always a staple on 91Classical, but during the month of July, we like to shine an extra spotlight on the people creating music right here in Middle Tennessee.
The Perfect Storm: The Presto from Vivaldi’s ‘Summer,’ Reimagined
Days before the pandemic closed movie theaters, The Belcourt featured Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of A Lady on Fire, a historical drama set on an isolated French island during the 18th century. A queer love story, the film is essentially devoid of music. But two major musical moments interrupt its relative silence.
Was Beethoven Black? A Century-Old Debate Reignites On Twitter.
Amid some of the more predictable pandemic- and protest-related topics trending on Twitter this week, an unexpected name joined the list: Beethoven.
This Week On 91Classical: Featured Music June 8-12
Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day’s playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times: