The stereotype of a classical composer is an old, long-dead, white man. But Black musicians have been integrating the classical genre for decades.
Join us as we celebrate his 250-year legacy at the Nashville Symphony’s Beethoven Birthday Bash.
The ink is not yet dry on Cristina Spinei’s music for Nashville Ballet’s Attitude: Other Voices performance in mid-February. Spinei’s trademark loops weave a rhythmically complex soundtrack for choreography by Matthew Neenan.
Enjoy special programming on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on our website or app, or tune into 91.1 FM.
Lee Pringle thinks classical music has a color problem. Specifically, he says there’s a diverse enough talent pool to expect a far greater number of…
Pianist Agnes Wan-Patterson, who performed many times on Live In Studio C, has died. During her time in Nashville, Wan served on the faculty at the Blair School of Music. Although she moved to Virginia to teach at Virginia State University and the College of William and Mary, she continued coming back to Nashville for […]
Clara Schumann isn’t the only woman who made a big mark on classical music in the 19th century. The norms of the day discouraged “respectable women” from being professional musicians, and societal discomfort with female composers and performers often meant that fame faded quickly after their death or retirement, but here is a sample of women […]
Roughly a century before Tennessee secured the right to vote for American women, across the Atlantic a woman was born who would quietly make a huge mark on the world of music.
Listen / Guitarist and composer Jonathan Sargent has a new album of his own music on the Naxos label, called Little Cathedrals. The melodies are inspired by the music of Spain and Latin America and the great cathedrals of Europe. It’s a mix of guitar solos of and pieces for chamber ensembles; for Live in Studio […]
Happy New Year to all our Jewish listeners! 91Classical will mark Rosh Hashanah on Monday by playing music each hour that is either based on Jewish or Israeli themes or written by Jewish composers.