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.
4:00PM
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

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears a bright red coat
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
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.
8:00AM
December
19, 2014

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

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

12:25PM
December
18, 2014

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

Babylonian Music is Actually Alive and Well

11:59AM
December
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

color photograph of the interior of Durham Cathedral shot from the rear of the  nave and looking at the apse
LEGO models of Britain's Durham Cathedral and its Willis organ are being built as a fundraiser.
9:00AM
December
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

1:30AM
December
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.
2:35PM
December 17, 2014

A very happy 244th birthday to Ludwig van Beethoven!

YouTube’s Player Piano Turns Gaming Tunes Into Fantasy Videos

11:00AM
December
17, 2014

Imagine: a classical piano recital performed not in a concert hall, but in a fantasy music video. This isn’t the future of music – it’s happening now on the Player Piano YouTube channel.

Holiday Specials, Tune to Classical 101 All Season Long

holiday specials
Classical 101 Holiday Specials
10:52AM
December
17, 2014

Tune into Classical 101 all season long for special programming from all of us at the station! From Handel’s Messiah to a New Year’s celebration, Classical 101 is your one-stop shop to get you in the holiday spirit.