Undoubtedly, Maria Callas was a primary instigator in the bel canto revival that highlighted both the drama and the music of this nearly forgotten repertoire. Tune in to Saturday Night At The Opera for one of her greatest triumphs, Paolina in Donizetti's Poliuto. The title role of this opera on early Armenian martyrs in the Roman Empire is one of Donizetti's most spectacular creations, a challenge which the young Franco Corelli meets easily. In this live 1960 recording from La
Tune in Wednesday evening from 6-9 PM to hear this week's edition of the Musician's Show, where we will be joined by guitarist Rez Abbasi. Born in Pakistan, Abbasi moved to Southern California at the age of four with his family. He studied jazz and classical music at the University of Southern California and Manhattan School of Music and Indian classical music with tabla virtuoso, Ustad Alha Rahka, accompanist to Ravi Shankar and father of Zakir Hussain. He has lived in New York for the past
Members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) George Lewis, Petr Kotik, and Muhal Richard Abrahms join us to discuss their work with the AACM in light of the tribute to the ensemble's 50th anniversary that will take place on April 28th and 29th at the Bohemian National Hall. With members as diverse as Jack DeJohnette, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, and Roscoe Mitchell (among many others), the group has maintained their position at the avant garde for the
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