A sampling of the best interviews, features and CPR Performance Studio sessions from this summer.
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"Gitana" is a piece by one of history's greatest harp players.
Composer Loretta Notareschi remembers early motherhood as one of the hardest moments of her life. She felt completely in love with her infant daughter but she also grappled with a frightening postpartum mood disorder. She decided to use music to tell her story, and start a conversation with others going through the same thing. Hear Loretta’s piece, “String Quartet OCD,” performed by the Playground Ensemble String Quartet in the CPR Performance Studio, and the story behind the composition, in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
Composer Kevin Michael Olson used to work in a lab that developed military technology. And he wrote about that experience in his music. It sounded pretty dark. So one day, he wanted to write something that sounded less heavy. The piano music that came out sounded more complicated than he intended. It’s filled with stark contrasts. He called it “Dichotomiae.” Hear pianist Hsing-ay Hsu play the piece in an exclusive CPR Performance Studio session, and the story behind the composition, in this episode of Centennial Sounds from CPR Classical and Colorado Public Radio.
An exclusive hour of music and conversation with one of Colorado's most widely acclaimed singers.
Hear an exciting young pianist play a beloved -- and difficult -- piece in the CPR Performance Studio.
An American birthday should be accompanied by great American music. Hear the great American composers, and the classic works that helped our country find its own musical voice.