Ravel and Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony on Classical Showcase

30, 2015

Classical Showcase airs this evening at 7 pm on Classical 101 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel. This program, recorded in Walt Disney Concert Hall features two works by Mozart with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G in between.

Mozart Minute: Bedside Notes to Constanze

color 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.
January 30, 2015

How sweet! Like many good husbands, Mozart left little love notes around the house for his wife, Constanza.

Opera Abbreviated: The Tales of Hoffmann

Erin Morley as Olympia and Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of Offenbach's
Erin Morley as Olympia and Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of Offenbach's "Les Contes d’Hoffmann."
January 30, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera presents Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann live in HD, Saturday January 31 at 1 pm. Opera Abbreviated takes you there early!

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).