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Classical Notes: January 17, 2012 Archive

Gustav Leonhardt (1928-2012)

Posted at 9:32 AM on January 17, 2012 by Daniel Gilliam (1 Comments)

One of the leading voices in the early music movement has died. Dutch Harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt passed away yesterday at the age of 84. In 1955, Leonhardt formed the Leonhardt Consort to perform the music of Bach. His students included Bob van Asperen, Christopher Hogwood, Philippe Herreweghe and Richard Egarr. Leonhardt recorded over 70 discs on all the major classical labels. A full obituary can be found here.

He performed steadily until about one month ago. Here's a video from December 12, 2011

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On the Air This Week

Posted at 3:27 PM on January 17, 2012 by Rex Levang
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Highlights from Jan. 17 to 24

Wednesday, noon: Music with Minnesotans: Writer Erik Hare
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio, performed by Jennifer Gerth, clarinet, Tamas Strasser, viola, and Susan Billmeyer, piano, at Alexandria's Festival of the Lakes
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Bravo Brahms! Serenade and Song
Saturday, noon: Metropolitan Opera: The Enchanted Island
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Double Duty
Sunday, noon: From the Top
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Concertgebouw Orchestra in Respighi, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff
Monday, 7 pm: Roll Credits: with the Academy Awards approaching, we'll talk movie music.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chamber Music by Carter, Beethoven, and Mozart

Roll Credits: The Return!

Posted at 10:08 PM on January 17, 2012 by ClassicalMPR
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It's back! Lynne Warfel and Bill Morelock go to the movies with Roll Credits every Monday at 7 p.m. Tune in on Monday, Jan. 23, as Lynne and Bill offer up those good old reminders of the gravity-defying (Fly Me to the Moon), steadfast (I Believe in You), and dusty (Westerns!) reasons we all love film music.