Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire in the heart of the English countryside is the ancestral seat of the Earls of Lichfield - and was the home of the photographer the late Lord Lichfield, the Queen's Cousin. It is run by the National Trust and each August it opens it gates to another English tradition - a 'last night of the proms' classical music extravaganza with a flypast by a World War 2 Spitfire and a spectacular fireworks finale. Jane Markham goes behind the scenes at Shugborough to find out how it ticks in the run up to this year's event plus a competition to win tickets and a champagne picnic.
By Jane Markham
"I Think You Will Love This Music Too" Weekly (or so) podcast of Classical music from my personal collection. No intros, no voice-overs, just the music, baby! Podcast episodes are commented in both English and French in our weekly blog at http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/
SonyBMG Masterworks proudly presents \\\"The Music of Masterworks,\\\" featuring new and upcoming releases, interviews with our artists, and information about some of the classic recordings from the richest catalogs in all of music.
By Sony Masterworks
Leonard Nimoy hosts a 13-part series that celebrates the American Jewish tradition by exploring the extraordinary range of its music. Each program illuminates a major theme reflected in American Jewish music: biblical epics set to music by Kurt Weill and other 20th century masters; Jewish legends in tone poems, film scores and operas; sacred masterpieces and the great cantorial tradition; the joy of klezmer; symphonies and concertos based on Jewish themes; the mysteries of Sephardic music; Holocaust reflections; songs from the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater; and world premieres of recently discovered Jewish compositions by Leonard Bernstein.
Professor Carol mixes humor with history to bring you this entertaining series about music. From concerts, opera, and composers, to folk song collectors and singing parrots, Professor Carol tells it all Ã¯Â¿Â½ the whys, the whats, and the so whats. Get previews of the Cliburn Concerts, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and more.