WFIU: Featured Classical Recordings
Summary: Featured recordings selected and reviewed by the classical music staff at WFIU Public Media from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
"Vivaldiana" is one of our most popular pieces, people really get it!
Pianist Michael Lewin presents a recording of ghouls, ghosts and goblins with plenty of lead time for the Halloween season.
Seraphic Fire distills eleven season of performances for one CD.
The combination of the artistry of a maker, performers and composers, ...that's something special.
"Fauré has a way of exploring all kinds of harmonic possibilities," Sally Pinkas
"There's a way to impact people with the language of music, that we simply cannot do with words!"
All the composers are women, but Herndon doesn’t think there’s a specially ‘womanly touch.’
My favorite pieces on the CD just talk about me and my life’s journey.
Then we added other winds like the sackbuts to create what was the premiere instrumental ensemble of the period in the Renaissance.
"This was a chance for me to put together chamber works that were recently written."
Needless to say the string quartets in the world have certainly not played a whole lot of Chopin .
"The project was really about finding music that we liked and that was different," Christine Howlett.
"Our theme for the CD was "graces" or ornaments and these pieces are all about ornaments."
" I don’t necessarily see the images when I’m playing, but I do react to the feelings." Michele Fiala
There are some excruciatingly angst-like harmonies and there’s also some very playful stuff !