Critical Karaoke

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"Critical Karaoke" is a monthly show about music and the ideas it inspires. We also produce daily music history segments called "A Day in the Life." Both currently air on KRCC

Episodios

  • Robert Moogs Birthday: A Day in the Life for May 23

    Robert Moog's Birthday: "A Day in the Life" for May 23

    23/05/2017 Duración: 02min

    On this day in 1934, American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, Robert  Arthur Moog was born in New York City. On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore the synthesized sound of Moog's creations from the music of the 70's to they're role in reinterpreting the classics of orchestral music.

  • Gustav Mahlers Funeral: A Classical Day in the Life for May 22

    Gustav Mahler's Funeral: "A Classical Day in the Life" for May 22

    22/05/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1911 that the Austrian Composer Gustav Mahler was laid to rest Vienna. Though Mahler was a celebrated composer of stylized symphonic funeral music, his funeral was apparently devoid of any music at all. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life" we survey some of Mahler's notable funereal compositions and pose the question of whether or not Mahler would have had his famous cousin, Beyonce, perform at his funeral had he lived another hundred years or so.

  • Fats Domino Cancelled: A Day in the Life for May 22

    Fats Domino Cancelled: "A Day in the Life" for May 22

    22/05/2017 Duración: 02min

    Today in 1955, a concert featuring Fats Domino was cancelled because law enforcement feared a riot would break out.  Find out what the fuss was all about today on "A Day in the Life."  

  • Pac-Man Fever: A Day in the Life for March 20

    Pac-Man Fever: "A Day in the Life" for March 20

    20/03/2017 Duración: 02min

    Today in 1982 the singer-songwriting duo Buckner & Garcia appeared on the television show American Bandstand to perform their hit single “Pac-Man Fever.” On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore the musical side of early-80's video game culture.

  • Chopins Birthday: A Classical Day in the Life for March 1

    Chopin's Birthday: "A Classical Day in the Life" for March 1

    01/03/2017 Duración: 02min

    Today in 1810, composer and pianist Frederic Chopin was born in Warsaw, Poland. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we explore Chopin's career as a composer from his first piano pieces at the age of seven onward to his most notable works.

  • Death of Chiquinha Gonzaga: A Classical Day in the Life for February 28

    Death of Chiquinha Gonzaga: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 28

    28/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1935 that the Brazilian musician Chiquinha Gonzaga died at the age of 87. Gonzaga was a noted song composer and a significant presence in the musical theatre world of Brazil in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we explore Gonzaga's musical and political legacy.

  • Denver International Airport Opens: A Day in the Life for February 28

    Denver International Airport Opens: "A Day in the Life" for February 28

    28/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1995 that Denver International Airport opened. A replacement for the Stapleton Airport, DIA opened sixteen months behind schedule at a cost of 4.8 billion - two billion over budget. On today's "Day in the Life" we explore songs about Denver.

  • First and Last Disco Category at The Grammys: A Day in the Life for February 27

    First and Last Disco Category at The Grammys: "A Day in the Life" for February 27

    28/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1980 that The Recording Academy issued the first and last Grammy for Best Disco recording. On today's "A Day in the Life", we put a finger on the pulse of disco in its final days.

  • Hammersteins Cigar Rolling Machine: A Classical Day in the Life for February 27

    Hammerstein's Cigar Rolling Machine: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 27

    28/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    On this day in 1883, Oscar Hammerstein I was granted a patent for a cigar rolling machine. The profits from this invention provided him with the resources to realize his true ambition, and in 1889 he entered the entertainment business when he opened the Harlem Opera House. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we explore Hammerstein's contributions to grand opera in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Mahlers Hemorrhage: A Classical Day in the Life for February 24

    Mahler's Hemorrhage: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 24

    24/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1901 that the composer Gustav Mahler, just over 40 years old, suffered a severe hemorrhage. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we explore the frenetic pace of the day that nearly killed him.

  • Laura Peverara marries Count Annibale Turco: A Classical Day in the Life for February 22

    Laura Peverara marries Count Annibale Turco: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 22

    22/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    Today in 1583, Laura Peverara married Count Annibale Turco of Ferrara.  Peverara was a virtuosa Italian singer and a founding member of the famous Concerto Delle Dame. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life" learn more about the musical "consort of ladies" and their role in the court of the Duke of Ferrara.

  • Nixon Visits China: A Classical Day in the Life for February 21

    Nixon Visits China: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 21

    21/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1972 that President Richard Nixon arrived in the People’s Republic of China - marking the start of a momentous Cold War visit that Nixon would later call “the week that changed the world.”  On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we consider the opera inspired by this momentous meeting, John Adams' "Nixon in China".

  • The Flying V Guitar: A Day in the Life for February 21

    The Flying V Guitar: "A Day in the Life" for February 21

    21/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    Today in 1958, Gibson Guitars shipped its first Flying Vs to the Chicago Musical Instruments headquarters, its parent company and distributor. On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore the history of the iconic guitar and survey the musical landscape of those musicians who made it famous.

  • Chris Thiles Birthday: A Classical Day in the Life for February 20

    Chris Thile's Birthday: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 20

    20/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1981 that mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile was born. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life" we survey Thile's mandolin work from the eclectic bluegrass of Nickel Creek to his solo interpretations of the works of Bach.

  • John Singleton Nominated for Academy Award: A Day in the Life for February 20

    John Singleton Nominated for Academy Award: "A Day in the Life" for February 20

    20/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1992 that Boyz in the hood director John Singleton was nominated for a Best Director Academy Award. At age 24 he would be the youngest to ever receive such recognition and also the first African American. On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore the integration of the sounds and stories of rap music into the cinematic landscape.

  • Final Peanuts Cartoon Strip: A Day in the Life for February 13

    Final Peanuts Cartoon Strip: "A Day in the Life" for February 13

    13/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 2000 that Lucy and Linus, Snoopy, and, of course, Charlie Brown made their final appearance. On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore the musical world of the Peanuts.

  • Birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Classical Day in the Life for February 7

    Birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 7

    07/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    On this day in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder was born near Pepin, Wisconsin. She is best known for her "Little House" series of 9 children’s books based upon her memories as part of a pioneer family who moved around the Midwest in the late 19th Century. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we examine the role of music in the Ingalls household.

  • The Beatles Land at JFK: A Day in the Life for February 7

    The Beatles Land at JFK: "A Day in the Life" for February 7

    07/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    Today in 1964, The Beatles landed at JFK Airport which proved an auspicious backdrop for the official start of the so-called “British Invasion". On today's "A Day in the Life", we relive the moment that Beatlemania began in the United States.

  • Maria Antonia Walpurgis Performs in her own Opera: A Classical Day in the Life for February 6

    Maria Antonia Walpurgis Performs in her own Opera: "A Classical Day in the Life" for February 6

    06/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    Today in 1760 in Munich, Maria Antonia Walpurgis performed the lead role in the debut of her own opera Talestri, Regina delle Amazzoni - or, Talestri, Queen of the Amazon.  It was the second opera for which she composed both the music and the libretto. On today's "A Classical Day in the Life", we explore the musical career of the daughter of Charles the VII, Holy Roman Emperor.

  • Bob Marleys Birthday: A Day in the Life for February 6

    Bob Marley's Birthday: "A Day in the Life" for February 6

    06/02/2017 Duración: 02min

    It was on this day in 1945 that international music Superstar Bob Marley was born in Kingston Jamaica. On today's "A Day in the Life", we explore Marley's rise to international stardom.

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