New Year’s Eve and the Ninth

Photo © Busalacchi Restaurants By Melinda Bargreen For Seattle classical music lovers, New Year’s Eve is not about Dick Clark or Guy Lombardo – it’s all about Ludwig van Beethoven. The Seattle Symphony’s now-venerable tradition of presenting Beethoven’s majestic

Ten Reasons Why Mozart is the Greatest

Does January’s birthday boy deserve his place in history? We present solid video and audio evidence. He’s sold more albums than Beyoncé, he’s one of the top three most-performed composers of all time (potentially No.1 in 2015!),

Three Great Music Moments in August

If you’re lucky, there’s still time to catch the “swan song” of this year’s Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival: a “Brahms in Vienna” concert (7:30 p.m. this Friday, August 22, in the Orcas Center). The repertoire, which

Debussy’s Springtime Funeral

It’s well known that many famous composers have died young, so it isn’t surprising to learn that Romantic music champion Claude Debussy died in 1918 at age 55. Debussy had been battling rectal cancer for about a

Berlioz’s Messe des morts

by Maggie Molloy Hector Berlioz was famous for pushing the envelope. From his enormous orchestral forces to his revolutionary use of color, space, and orchestration, his compositions secured a place in history some of the most innovative

Different Trains!

To me, one of the most exciting things Seattle Symphony does is the [untitled] series.  looking through the upcoming season, the first [untitled] concert looks like a smash hit.  Featuring Seattle Symphony chamber players performing contemporary classical

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you to everyone who joined us during our Spring 2017 Fund Drive! Your support enables Classical KING FM to continue its mission as a voice for the arts in the Pacific Northwest. KING FM belongs to

“Never Call Us Lady Composers”

The Struggle for Recognition of Great Female Composers Comparatively little attention was given to the music of female composers before the latter half of the 20th century. The composer Marion Bauer commented on the apparent scarcity of

Top Ten Musical Valentines

A ranking of composers’ musical gifts to their loved ones, from most romantic to just plain gross 1. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 – IV. Adagietto Romance level: 10 Gross-out level: 0 One of music’s most famous