Angels and Demons: A Menu Fit for The Columbus Symphony

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra directed by Vladimir Kulenovic.
Vladimir Kulenovic directing The Columbus Symphony Orchestra for 'Angels and Demons'. (scheduled for October 31- November 1)
3:37PM
October
21, 2014

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has arranged a program of diabolical and heavenly music sure to whet any appetite to be conducted by Vladimir Kulenovic, featuring soloists Liza Ferschtman (violin) and Betsy Sturdevant ( bassoon) for performances October 31st and November 1st. Classical101 has a menu to match the mood.

Sleepers Awake to J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata

6:33AM
October
21, 2014

If you think you get cranky when you miss that first morning cup of java, how about this: “If I couldn’t, three times a day, be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee, in my anguish, I will turn into a shriveled-up roast goat.”

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr-Beethoven: Making Music by Force

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
3:46PM
October
20, 2014

Much of Beethoven’s music seemed to have been driven into the page with a hammer and chisel…

Concierto Madrigal for Two Guitars by Rodrigo on Fretworks

1:45PM
October
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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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
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’

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Dr. Scott McCoy's 'Wintereisse' slide from his OSU performance, October 13th, 2014.
9:49AM
October
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
8:13AM
October
17, 2014

Have we killed creativity?

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on Classical Showcase

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
1:57PM
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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Listen to Opera Abbreviated for more on The Marriage of Figaro
4:11PM
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

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The Ohio State University Collegiate Winds performs tonight
3:44PM
October
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.