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 [...]
Mozart’s conversation with the man who dismissed him from his court job with a kick in the backside turns into a sparring match – or would have, had either man had anything to swing at the other but schoolboy taunts.
Wolfgang Mozart’s effervescent personality covered the gamut from gregarious to goofball. Still, there’s a character in the Mozart family correspondence who was quite possibly even sillier than Mozart was on his dottiest day.
Happy Halloween from Classical101!
Friday, October 31st’s on-air ghoulish playlist features diabolical dances, demonic quadrilles, and suites from a few of our favorite classic horror films.
Be sure to tune in for the ‘By Request with Christopher Purdy’ to hear what you, the listeners, have selected this Halloween. Also listen for selections from the upcoming Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Angels and Demons’ program October 31st and November 1st with interviews from the soloist, Betsy Sturdevant and conductor, Vladimir Kulenovic at 9:00am with Jennifer Hambrick.
Mozart didn’t like his boss. The feelings were mutual. So Mozart quit.
Despite years of pain, the affable Mozart made even his dental issues a laughing matter – and material for music.
The goofiness and naughtiness of Mozart’s letters with his cousin, Maria Anna Thekla Mozart, knock our marble-bust image of Mozart right off its pedestal.
Mozart had a love jones for Aloysia Weber, whose sister he ended up marrying. What’s up with that?
Everyone in Europe knew Mozart was in love. Even his dad. Even total strangers. Here’s the story.
“You know that I had never seen anyone die, although I had often wished to,” Mozart wrote to his father. “How cruel that my first experience should be the death of my mother!”
Mozart’s Parisian saga continues with complaints about rude hosts, dirty pool from a concert impresario – even unacceptably muddy streets.