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The KPAC Blog features classical music news and analysis from South Texas and around the world. From a detailed look at Wagner's masterpiece "Parsifal," to an inside look at the Latin Grammys, the KPAC Blog features writings about some of the music played on air as well as other interviews and essays about classical music.

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Disney/Intrada

When composer James Horner died in a single-passenger plane crash in June, 2015, it was a sad end to an award-winning career of memorable music. As author Tim Greiving writes in his liner notes to the new Intrada Records release of “The Rocketeer,” it’s a sad bit of poetry that one of Horner’s most memorable themes perfectly evokes the feeling of flight that Horner so dearly loved.

Join TPR At Tenor Andrea Bocelli's Concert On December 8

Jul 15, 2016

Famed tenor Andrea Bocelli is bringing his voice to Texas this December. He’ll be performing at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center on Thursday, December 8.

Texas Public Radio is organizing an evening trip to Austin to attend the concert, and you’re invited. We’ll meet at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Santikos Rialto, then travel by motor coach from San Antonio, enjoying a catered boxed dinner and beverages along the way. Our group will see the concert, then return home to San Antonio.

Wikipedia

Terry Teachout, writing in this week's Wall Street Journal, provides a strong argument that it's time to give another listen to certain American composers of the mid-20th century. He refers to "America's forgotten great composers," and he's very specific in citing a quartet of composers who were active over a span from 1940-1970. A casual listener to classical music may not recognize any of these men, yet they were quite well known in their day.

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Jack Morgan

One of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) is going international, performing works in the cities where they were written. Last week, in a music hall on the University of Texas at San Antonio campus young people ages 14 to 18 were rehearsing for a tough performance tour to a highly revered place for music lovers.

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