classical pacific

  Happy Monday. Sharene Taba continues her Monday hosting of Classical Pacific, offering her unique take on Classical Music. 

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1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

  As part of my ongoing mission of introducing listeners to composers from every era and style, I often choose a theme based on a seemingly random focus - today it's John "Do", music by people from various places and periods whose names are John, Johann, Johanna, Jean, or who may be anonymous, and whatever else I've drawn from the HPR Music Library and my own library. There are so many to choose from!

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  Judy Anderson, former co-host of Evening Concert, is hosting Classical Pacific today, and will share music from her unique point of view. Enjoy your Valentine's Day program on Classical Pacific with her. I'll be back on Friday, February 15.

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  Today, a final look at Grammy winners and runners up, and a look forward to upcoming LIVE concerts here in Hawai‘i. I'll be playing music by Bayless & Mascagni, Fuchs, Bach, Morricone, Williams, Brahms, Bruckner, Weber, Mozart and Ravel. 

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  Today on Classical Pacific, music leading into Valentine's Day, with a special focus on the Grammy winning CD Songs of Orpheus, from singer Karim Sulayman and Apollo's Fire. I'll feature a bit of the CD in each hour and works by Berlioz, Warbeck, Pann, Prokofiev, Wallace, Sibelius, Dvorák, Donizetti and Morricone, to round out the program. 

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   Today Sharene Taba will host Clasical Pacific, offering her unique take on Classical Music. Listen on the radio or join listeners around the world who stream HPR2 in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

  Today's program is a potpourri of music for your enjoyment, including works by Jerome Kern, Franz Benda, Cliff Eidelman, JS Bach, Anton Fürstenau, Stephen Blumberg, Frans Waxmann, Robert Schumann, Arturo Marquez and more. A lovely mix for a Friday afternoon.

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  The 2019 Grammy Awards  are this weekend, so I'm featuring a few of the nominees in the Classical categories. Some of them have Hawai‘i connections. Listen - and see!

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  Today, music of composers (and one conductor) beginning with the lettr K. Youll hear from Komzak, Kalkbrenner, William Kraft, Kodály, Anton Kraft, Khatchaturian, Krebs, Kuhlau, snf Kálmán. Perhaps some of them will be new to you. 

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  Kung Hee Fat Choy - Gong He Fa Cai. Today for Chinese New Year, which is the Spring Festival, I'll be featuring early Chinese music, new works by Chinese composers,  and performances by people of Chinese heritage. A celebration of all things Chinese in one way or another. 

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  Sharene Taba continues to host Classical Pacific on Mondays. Join her and share in her unique take on Classical Music.

Join the many listeners around the world who stream HPR2. Also, you can get more information on each CD that is played - follow the program in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

  On this Punahou Carnival weekend, I will join with the many revelers and share music of carnivals, masques, and other celebrations. I'll be choosing from music by Fauré, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorák, Verdi, Strauss, Satie, Svendsen, Khatchaturian, Saint-Saëns, Wagner, Shostakovich, Berlios, Korngold, Devussy and Poulenc. 

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Today, Baroque music for a rainy day. You'll hear works by Pergolesi, Handel, Geminiani, Couperin, Rebel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Scarlatti, Torelli and Bach. 

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1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

Time for another Cleanup on Aisle Seven - clearing my desk of all the CDs I've been meaning to include in specific program. It should be a lively three hours, with everything from a whale's tale to music performed by a deaf musician. Join me! 

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Recently, several listeners have mentioned how much they enjoy hearing works by composers who aren't the ones that we most associate with an era, so I'm offering a program of a few of those composers. Some you may know well, some only slightly, and some you may not even have heard of. Let me know what interests you.

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  Sharene Taba continues to host Classical Pacific on Mondays throughout January. Join her for her unique take on Classical Music.

To get more information on each CD that I play, you can follow the program in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

  At HPR we continue to receive new releases and other CDs and digital downloads that are new to our library, so I continue to devote entire programs to this content. Let me know what you think of the new work. I always love hearing from you.

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     Today, the Letter I. You'll hear music by composers Jacques Ibert, Ibn Zuhr, Charles Ives and Manuel Infante, and performances by Friedmann Immer, Sharon Isbin, Eugene Istomin, Steven Isserlis and I Musici. Join me!

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  Today I'm playing works that listeners have asked to hear over the past month or so, although I won't be doing any new ones called in today. At any rate, its' your day. As Noe Tanigawa says, "Listen and see." By the way, you are welcome to write me at the address below and ask to hear favorites in the future.

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  When the Ying Quartet came to Hawai‘i to perform and present master classes to student quartets, one of the Yings (I believe it was Phillip) said words to this effect - A string quartet is like a Mazerati; it can turn on a dime. I feel that his statement can apply to quartets of many types, so I'm dedicating today's program to that idea and playing you a variety of them, from string quartets to piano quartets to saxophone quartets - the exciting world of the quartet. 

  Sharene Taba will be hosting today and will bring her unique voice to Classical Pacific, as she has been for the past month. 

To get more information on each CD that is played, you can follow the program in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.

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  Today, music inspired by war and peace. You'll hear music by Biber, Shostakovich, Rzewski, Messiaen, Vivaldi, Chopin, Handel, Reich and more - music celebrating victory, lamenting loss, protesting oppression, and remembering past injustices. 

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  Composers are inspired by many sources. Today I'm looking at more works inspired by literature - in this case most inspired by the work of Shakespeare. You'll hear works chosen from the music of Prokofiev, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Offenbach, and more. I'll also be talkin with Ian Capps, host of the Early Muse, about the upcoming concert of Early Music Hawai‘i - he'll give you some insights on the music, leading up to the concert. 

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  Composers are inspired by many sources. Today, I'm focusing on literary inspirations in Classical Music. Sources will include Shakespeare, Cervantes, Milton Poe, Goethe, and possibly others, and I'll be choosing from works by Rossini, Verdi, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Berlioz Mendelssohn, Lindley, Beethoven, Minkus, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Glass and Debussy. 

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 Pictured is Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel, born Alma Schindler, who inspired Gustav Mahler, married him and broke his heart. She was one of several muses to Classical composers that I'll feature today. Composers will include Mahler, Berlioz, Britten, Chopin, Wagner, Janáček, Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann. The rest of the week will include other inspirations that have led to great music by Classical composers.

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  Sharene Taba, Honolulu Symphony harpist and new HPR radio host, will be hosting Classical Pacific today. She'll continue to bring another fresh voice to the Classical music shared with you by all of us who host programs on HPR2. I'll be back in the studio tomorrow and for the rest of the week.

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  Classical composers today often include the element of chance in their composition process. In a nod to that process, I decided to base yesterday's and today's programs on a somewhat random choice of CDs from the HPR Music Library, no more than one CD randomly chosen from any shelf without looking at it first. As a result, today you'll hear music of Torroba, Tarrega, Mozart, Myaskovsky, Borodin, Debussy, Yohmei, Berwald, LIgety, and Cole Porter (again!).

  Inspired by contemporary composers who use chance as an integral part of their composition process, I'm doing another program based on chance in my own way. I went to various shelves in the music library and pulled the seventh CD from the left of each shelf, and - voila - a concert of works by Falla, Schubert, Williams, Takemitsu, Mendelssohn, Bach, Shearmur ( a new composer for me), Beach and Porter. I may use the rest of the CDs I pulled for another chance-based program tomorrow!

  As often happens for me, a theme that I've researched leads to more great music than I can share in a day. I could probably do a week of programs on classical music inspired by the earth and nature. So - a second day of music celebrating Ka Honua Ola. I'm choosing from work by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Bantock, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Copland, Butterworth, and possibly more. 

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  Today, music inspired by Ka Honua Ola, the living earth. I'm drawing from some of the usual sources, and from some less known ones as well. You'll hear music celebrating nature by A Ke-jian, Beethoven, Verdi, Vaughan Williams, D'Indy, Delius, Bax, Borodin, He Zhan-hao, Puccini, Rossini and Humperdinck.

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