classical music

The husband and wife team known as the Fischer Duo tackle two very different Brahms Sonatas for a new recording.

"The process of taking out a project of this magnitude with these great pieces forces us to get an even clearer vision of what it is we're trying to do," explains cellist Norman Fischer. "It''s the most magical, torturous process to push ourselves both as players, and as musicians." 

Listen to the full interview in the streaming link above.

A monthlong celebration of women in music from the University of Arkansas comes to a close Saturday, Mar. 30, with "Student Collage" featuring students in the music department performing women composers.

Learn more in this conversation with students Elizabeth Greener, Manchusa Loungsangroong and Fiona Slaughter.

Katy Henriksen

  

With an aim to put women front and center, the University of Arkansas Music Department launched "She: A Festival of Women in Music," with concerts and lectures throughout the month of March.

The series continues Thursday, Mar. 14, with "Her Voice," a recital led by oboe professor Theresa Delaplain. Learn more about the many events planned and hear an in-studio performance from Delaplain along with Ronda Mains, flute, and Hyun Kim, piano. 

Tesla Quartet

In their debut recording, the Tesla Quartet invites classical music fans to rethink stereotypes with offerings of Haydn, Ravel and Stravinsky.

“We often hear people say classical music is very relaxing, very soothing," says cellist Serafim Smigelskiy. "But, you probably shouldn’t listen to Stravinsky before going to bed.”

Photo Courtesy of Cedille Records

It can be hard for anyone to show adequate admiration for their mother, but it can be even harder when your mom is beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

That's why soprano Patrice Michaels and Cedille Records founder James Ginsburg decided to devote an entire album to the famed associate justice. James and Patrice are married & James' mother is the Notorious RBG herself.

"Notorious RBG in Song," is a portrait of her life in nine original pieces with help from pianist Kuang-Hao Huang among others.

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