Concierto Madrigal for Two Guitars by Rodrigo on Fretworks

17, 2014

Our next Fretworks program on Classical 101 will feature the Concierto Madrigal by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. It’s a concerto for two guitars, not quite as well-known as the more famous Concierto de Aranjuez. The Concierto Madrigal was written in the form of a suite and is based on the Renaissance madrigal “Felices ojos mios” (Happy Eyes of Mine).

Mozart Minute: The Archbishop

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October 17, 2014

Mozart didn’t like his boss. The feelings were mutual. So Mozart quit.

Ohio State University’s Scott McCoy Sings Schubert’s ‘Wintereisse’

Dr. Scott McCoy's 'Wintereisse' slide from his OSU performance, October 13th, 2014.
17, 2014

This week, as a part of the Ohio State University School of Music’s program to offer exceptional student and faculty performances at no cost, no ticket required, Dr. Scott McCoy presented the song cycle in its entirety to much audience acclaim.Yesterday, I sat down with Dr. McCoy in his office to discuss how and why the director of the Helen Swank Voice Teaching and Research Lab and Professor of Voice Science and Pedagogy would take on such an extensive and demanding work in the middle of a busy semester. His responses were nothing short of heartfelt consideration for the nature of the work, the necessity of presenting its entirety, and his deep empathy for the work of Schubert.

Was Beethoven Good or Bad for Music?

Musikinstrumente: Graf-Flügel
One of Beethoven's pianos, on display at the Beethoven-haus Bonn
17, 2014

Have we killed creativity?

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on Classical Showcase

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
October 16, 2014

On our Friday evening broadcast of Classical Showcase this week, we’ll hear the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim conducting a program that includes two contemporary works and a concert performance of the second act of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

Opera Abbreviated: The Marriage of Figaro

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October 15, 2014

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, October 18 at 1.30 PM

No Ticket Required; This Season at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Collegiate Winds performs tonight
14, 2014

This year’s performances at Ohio State’s School of Music are being presented mostly free of charge. See the Collegiate Winds tonight at 8:00pm in Weigal Auditorum, free of charge.

Renowned Conductor Nicholas McGegan In-Studio with Boyce at 9:30am

13, 2014

Classical music lovers the world over immediately recognize the name Nicholas McGegan. He has conducted the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorale for 29 years, establishing them as one of the world’s leading period-performance ensembles.

One Good Turn Deserves Another for Guitarist Milos Karadaglic

Milos Karadaglic
Milos Karadaglic
October 13, 2014

Milos Karadaglic,one of the stars of the classical guitar world, is already helping other talented younger performers find their way.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Opening Night

Lisa Smirnova, pianist for ProMusic Chamber Orchestra's Opening Night
Lisa Smirnova, featured pianist
October 10, 2014

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes the stage this Sunday, October 12, for Opening Night featuring works by Bernstein, Goulda, and Beethoven with pianist Lisa Smirnova and conductor David Danzmayr.