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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #727

October 22, 2016

Ensemble Iberica October 6th, 2016

Ensemble Iberica founder Beau Bledsoe stopped by the KPR studios along with a first-time guest, Michael McClintock. They play two different guitars, as they discussed with Michael Keelan. They previewed their performance, Cubanissimo!, at the Lawrence Arts Center, and played three Latin dances.  

The Retro Cocktail Hour #726

October 15, 2016

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik interview

Yevgeny Kutik's new album is titled "Words Fail," and includes short pieces by Mendelssohn and many others. He commissioned music from Michael Gandolfi and Timo Andres for the album, which also features pianist John Novacek. Michael Keelan talked with him.

Interview with author Jacky Colliss Harvey

Michael Keelan talks with New York Times-bestselling author Jacky Colliss Harvey in London. Her book is Red: A History of the Redhead, and we delve into some of the composers and classical characters with red hair.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #725

October 8, 2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #622 - TV Themes

October 1, 2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #724

September 24, 2016

The Retro Cocktail Hour #723

September 17, 2016

Joshua Bell interview with Michael Keelan

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the best-known names in classical music. This month he releases an album with cellist Steven Isserlis, titled For the Love of Brahms. It contains the Brahms Double Concerto, Schumann violin concerto slow movement (in an arrangement by Benjamin Britten), and Brahms's original version of his first piano trio. Michael Keelan talks with Bell about the album.


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