Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014

Sir Neville Marriner
Sir Neville Marriner recipient of Gramophone Magazine’s Outstanding Acheivement award winner.
10:35AM
October 1, 2014

Gramophone Magazine’s Classical Music Awards of 2014 were presented a couple of weeks ago in London. This most prestigious event honoring the best classical music recordings of the past year and Sir Neville Marriner was honored with the Outstanding Acheivement award.

New American Operas

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Ian Gordon's 27
9:21AM
October 1, 2014

Three new operas by American composers have been premiered in the past year.

Deja Vu All Over Again For Atlanta Symphony

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
8:35AM
September 30, 2014

As recently reported, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is locked out by management, again. Hasn’t this just happened not too long ago?

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s Broken Heart

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears a bight red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
September 26, 2014

Mozart had a love jones for Aloysia Weber, whose sister he ended up marrying. What’s up with that?

A Call for Peace on The American Sound

1:40PM
September
25, 2014

Persian-Jewish-American composer Richard Danielpour’s oratorio “Toward a Season of Peace” brings together a multiplicity of languages and cultures in a single, harmonious musical work of grand proportions, as though to symbolize the possibility of bringing diverse peoples, ideas and customs into a peaceable union.

Musical Dances, a Carnival, and a Chaconne on Fretworks

12:50PM
September
25, 2014

This week on Fretworks, a program devoted primarily to the classical guitar, we’ll start with a lot of mandolins for a Slavonic Dance by Antonin Dvorak with the Toulouse Mandolin Ensemble. Then Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang performs Fransisco Tarrega’s Variations on the Carnival of Venice.

Melodious Mozart and Monumental Bruckner on Classical Showcase

11:11AM
September
25, 2014

The next Classical Showcase on Friday evening at 7 pm features a concert from Carnegie Hall in New York with the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart and Bruckner.

Conductor Christopher Hogwood Dies at Age 73

2:59PM
September
24, 2014

The English conductor Christopher Hogwood died today after a long illness at the age of 73. He was the noted founder of the early-music orchestra The Academy of Ancient Music, a group he started in 1973 and directed for some 30 years.

A Butterfly Flutters onto Flutist at Competition in Denmark

2:36PM
September
22, 2014

Last week, at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition on Odense, Denmark, flutist Yuki Ota kept her composure while a butterfly alighted on her forehead in the middle of her performance at the event.

Carpe Diem String Quartet: Classical Music for Everyone

1:47PM
September
22, 2014

In a recent article, Paul Morley – who writes for The Guardian – said, “Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future.”