Ives, Salonen, and Sibelius Tonight on Classical Showcase

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
November 21, 2014

Friday evening at 7 pm, Classical Showcase continues with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in a program of music by Charles Ives, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Jean Sibelius.

Mozart Minute: The Tough Sell

image of a portrait of Mozart in which the composer 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.
November 21, 2014

Trying to justify to his father his decision to stay in Vienna as a freelancer rather than return home to Salzburg, Mozart walked a tightrope between satisfying his father’s emotional needs and claiming his right to live his own life.

What on Earth is Musicology?

Thomas Morley's
Musicology is the study of music throughout history and across the globe. Music from manuscripts such as this one are studied, translated, and even performed by musicologists
20, 2014

Musicology is easily defined as an academic study of music, distinct from training in performance or composition. To learn more, visit a lecture at the Ohio State University public lecture series, Monday afternoons at the 18th Avenue Music and Dance Library.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet on Next Fretworks

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in performance.
November 20, 2014

This week on Fretworks, we’ll hear the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in their arrangement of music from the Renaissance by Giovanni Gabrielli.

Tis The Season: Christmas in Columbus

Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza
Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza
19, 2014

A selection of holiday program in and near Columbus. Enjoy!

Boy Wonder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Turning 70

Michael Tilson Thomas
18, 2014

While there is something to be said for the fresh perspective and energy provided by a visiting conductor, there is also an argument to be made it is more important for an orchestra to have a long term goal beyond just playing concerts.

A Belated Veteran’s Day: “Over There!”

over there
Caruso made this a hit. Or vice versa?
November 17, 2014

The great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso raised thousands of dollars at bond rallies during World War I.

Kung Fu Piano from the World’s Fastest Pianist: Lubomyr Melnyk

Lubomyr Melnyk in Berlin kitchen_photo by Martyn Heyne
Lubomyr Melnyk
17, 2014

In what may, or may not be a dubious distinction, Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk claims to be the fastest pianist alive.

How Much Would You Pay To Have A Concert Hall In Your Name?

koch theater
The David Koch Theater will always be the New York State Theater to me.
November 17, 2014

“Why do these rich people insist on having concert halls named after themselves?”

Academy of Ancient Music Brings Bach to Life

AAM 2009 Photo: Marco Borggreve
The Academy of Ancient Music
17, 2014

An article published by WQXR in New York stated that the purpose of the so-called period instrument movement was “to rediscover how Baroque music might have sounded using original instruments and performance practices.”