Classical 101 Archives For May 2012

Begin New Year’s Eve With Beethoven’s Ninth on Classical 101

Beethoven portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820
Beethoven portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820
6:55PM
December 31, 2012

Start your New Year’s Eve celebration with truly inspiring music. This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, The Choral Symphony.

Mardew Czgowchwz

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Mardew Czgowchwz by James McCourt. you're allowed to say Mardew GORGEOUS
2:28PM
December 31, 2012

A novel that must be read to be believed, and its a fantastic (in all senses) ride.

Louise Homer

6:00AM
December
31, 2012

The great contralto Louise Homer’s voice is hard to imagine given the recordings made over 100 years ago.

Cremona, Italy: Now a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site

Panorama of Cremona
Panorama of Cremona
2:50PM
December 28, 2012

Cremona, Italy is a preeminent center for manufacturing musical instruments and was recently named a cultural heritage site by a United Nations agency.

What to Expect in 2013

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Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and Peter Pears (1910-1986) buried side by side in the Aldeburgh Parish Cemetery. A marriage begun in 1933.
4:05PM
December
27, 2012

Three great composers celebrate significant birthdays in 2013. It will be a splendid year for music.

A Bald Mezzo And Three Shades Of Violin: Classical Favorites From 2012

On Silfra, violinist Hilary Hahn improvises with prepared pianist Hauschka.
On Silfra, violinist Hilary Hahn improvises with prepared pianist Hauschka.
6:00AM
December
27, 2012

From the versatility of the violin to the virtuosity of a mysterious opera composer, NPR’s Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic set of the year’s best classical recordings.

When A Thoughtful Cellist Meets An Imaginative Composer

On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composers.
On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composer
8:56AM
December
26, 2012

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist-composer Thomas Adès play together with uncommon instinct and energy. They shine in a recital of disparate pieces, culminating in a world-premiere recording of an eclectic new work by Adès.

The Pure Power Of Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’

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Simplicity, it turns out, is the secret to the success of Handel's ever-popular "Hallelujah Chorus."
6:00AM
December
25, 2012

Composer-commentator Rob Kapilow examines what makes Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” one of the best known — and best loved — pieces in all of music. He says the exuberance is powered by a few deceptively simple techniques.

What Ever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?

Classical Christmas albums
A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back.
7:00AM
December
23, 2012

The flow of good classical Christmas albums seems to have slowed to a trickle. And that’s got one holiday listener longing for holiday albums from years past, from Jessye Norman’s Christmastide, Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and carols led by Robert Shaw.

This weekend filled with local performances on Classical 101

Blendon berries
Winter berries at Blendon Woods
4:00PM
December
21, 2012

If you’re bemoaning the fact that you simply can’t get to every holiday performance available in Central Ohio – fear not.  Classical 101 have you covered.