A 24-year old’s Survival Guide to 6 Hours of Wagner

Die Meistersinger
A bold knight pursues his love in a competition of... singing?
December 20, 2014

I am 24 years old and I survived 6 hours of Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg last night, and you can, too. As I sat down next to my husband last night (6:15 pm) to watch an HD recording of the Metropolitan Opera’s Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg, the lovely face of Reneé Flemming greeted us [...]

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Great Music Being Written Today

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr
20, 2014

New generations of music listeners were/are raised in a world much different than a couple of generations ago. They look for a different musical experience.

A Festival of Christmas Music for Guitars on Next Fretworks

Large guitar with Christmas decorations
Guitars for Christmas? We certainly hope so. Listen to Fretworks Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101.
December 19, 2014

This week’s Fretworks features music for the holiday in various arrangements from solo guitar to four guitars with orchestra. The holiday program will air on Saturday evening at 7 and be repeated Wednesday at 7 on Christmas Eve.

Mozart Minute: Re-gifting, Mozart Style

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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.
December 19, 2014

Re-giting, family politics – it’s the holiday season, Mozart style!

Calm Surgeons, Patients Listen to Classical Music During Surgery

color photograph of a cardiac operating room in the new part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania hospital
Studies shows that what you and your surgeon listen to in the OR matters - no matter how you cut it.
19, 2014

Music isn’t brain surgery. Except when it is.

It Was 2014: The Arts in Columbus, Past, Transitions and Future

18, 2014

The arts in Columbus during 2014 and transitioning into the new year.

Babylonian Music is Actually Alive and Well

18, 2014

Thanks to the work of Stef Conner, Andy Lowings, and The Gold Lyre of Ur project, now you don’t have to be Indiana Jones to understand ancient Babylonian and Sumerian music. In fact, you can purchase it next month.

A Cathedral Organ Made of LEGOs

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LEGO models of Britain's Durham Cathedral and its Willis organ are being built as a fundraiser.
18, 2014

A British organ maker is pulling out all the stops with its miniature organ for the LEGO model of Britain’s Durham Cathedral.

Corigliano and Brahms on Next Classical Showcase

18, 2014

On Friday evening at 7, the next Classical Showcase continues with another live concert performance from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

Ludwig van Beethoven
Today marks the 344th anniversary of the master composer's date of baptism.
December 17, 2014

A very happy 244th birthday to Ludwig van Beethoven!