Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
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.
Three new operas by American composers have been premiered in the past year.
As recently reported, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is locked out by management, again. Hasn’t this just happened not too long ago?
Mozart had a love jones for Aloysia Weber, whose sister he ended up marrying. What’s up with that?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”