Music of Franz Schubert for his Birthday on the Next Fretworks

29, 2015

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on January 31, 1797, and I’ll have a couple of his works on the next Fretworks, which happens to be on that date. Also on the program, music from South America from Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Guastavino. Guitarist John Williams and the Australian Chamber Orchestra will play an arrangement of [...]

What Was “New Music” 103 Years Ago? Pierrot Lunaire.

Paul Legrand as Pierrot circa 1855
Paul Legrand as Pierrot circa 1855
January 29, 2015

How are Arnold Shoenberg, Björk, David Bowie, Stravinsky, Cosima Wagner, and Lili von Shtupp related?

Presenting Mason Bates This Weekend With Columbus Symphony

Mason Bates
Mason Bates
January 29, 2015

The Columbus Symphony offers the local premiere of the Cello Concerto by Mason Bates this weekend. Joshua Roman is the soloist, conducted by Rossen Milanov.

When Beethoven’s Not Enough

Beethoven might not be amused...
28, 2015

Do we need to move on from the ‘Musical Masters?’

Miro Quartet In-Studio Performance and Interview

Miró Quartet performs in the Classical 101 studio.
Miró Quartet performs in the Classical 101 studio.
January 27, 2015

The Miró Quartet visited the Classical 101 studios while they where in Columbus for two performances with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Listen to their performance and interview with Boyce Lancaster.

Rachel Barton Pine And Friends Shine in New Mozart Recording

color head shot of Rachel Barton Pine with her violin, with text superimposed reading:
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine's new recording of the complete Mozart Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola with violist Matthew Lipman and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
27, 2015

Celebrate Mozart’s birthday with Classical 101 to hear violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s dazzling new recording of Mozart’s complete violin concertos.

Celebrating Jacqueline du Pré

Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987) with husband, Daniel Barenboim
Jacqueline with her incredible Davidov Stradivarius cello made in 1712 by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari of Cremona, Italy.
January 26, 2015

The legendary cellist would have been 70 years old today. Remembering Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987).

Lang Lang and Prokofiev With L. A. Phil on Classical Showcase

23, 2015

The next broadcast of Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 will feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel conducting with Lang Lang as soloist for Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev.

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s Almost-Shotgun Wedding

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
January 23, 2015

Learn about the “scandal” that helped Mozart get hitched.

Miró Quartet with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra this Weekend

The Miro Quartet plays this weekend with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
23, 2015

The Miró Quartet performs this weekend with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in concerts at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Saturday, January 24 at 5:30pm and at the Southern Theatre, Sunday, January 25 at 7:00pm.