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APR Blog
11:05 am
Tue September 25, 2012

APR will be offering Listen Magazine

As one of its Fall thank you gifts, Alabama Public Radio will be offering the magazine Listen:  Life with Classical Music . for a contribution of $5 per month or more.

Listen: Life with Classical Music is North America’s classical music magazine covering people, places and events; recommendations of recordings, books, and film; and all the many ways our lives are touched by classical music. 

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Music Reviews
10:51 am
Tue July 10, 2012

'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the St. Matthew Passion in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra.
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Originally published on Tue July 10, 2012 11:25 am

Facing Bach's St. Matthew Passion, I often feel a combination of anticipation and dread. It's a great work, profound in its humanity and spirituality, with sublimely beautiful music. But it's a long haul, and if it's not a good performance, well, I'm stuck. And it can be not-good in various ways: either too solemnly pious or too much an exercise in musical style rather than emotional drama. A new DVD recorded in 2010 at Berlin's great concert hall, the Philharmonie, would be of major interest under any circumstances.

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APR Blog
9:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Cavell Trio Live in the Studio

It's not often Alabama Public Radio has live musical guests in the studio, but today is a rare treat!  Today you can hear the Clavell Trio as they perform perform movements of the Rudolf Maros Serenata. 

Formed in 2007, the Cavell Trio is a collaboration born out of friendship and desire to share the love of music making with others. Consisting of (left to right) Jenny Mann - bassoon, Osiris Molina - clarinet, and Shelly Megison - oboe with David Duff - APR's Classical Music host.

All three members are active performers, teachers and chamber music coaches.  

4:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Coming Up on Performance Today:

APR Blog
9:37 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Classical CD

Anne Akiko Meyer's latest CD:  Air - The Bach Album is one of the premiums Alabama Public Radio will be offering in our upcoming fund drive - see her talking about it here.