Classical 101 Archives For December 2014

Music from Finland: Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius

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Jean Sibelius in 1913
6:55PM
February 28, 2013

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we journey to Finland for music of its greatest composer, Jean Sibelius.  His music played an important role in the formation of Finnish national identity at the beginning of the 20th century, but for listeners world-wide, it especially evokes the feeling of nature and the far-northern landscapes.

Mozart’s Requiem at Ohio State

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W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) becomes a buckeye . This portrait by his brother-in-law Josef Lange is one of only two known to be done from life.
10:30AM
February 28, 2013

Robert Ward of the OSU School of Music faculty discusses the upcoming performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Mershon auditorium

Has Technology Made the Concert Hall Obsolete?

6:00AM
February
28, 2013

Author Paul Elie contends that technology has rendered live performance unnecessary

Pianist Van Cliburn Dies At 78

Van Cliburn was given a ticker-tape parade in New York City after winning 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War.
Van Cliburn was given a ticker-tape parade in New York City after winning 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War.
1:04PM
February 27, 2013

A memory of pianist Van Cliburn, who died this week at 78.

Parsifal Live in HD

Jonas Kaufman as Parsifal
Jonas Kaufman as Parsifal
11:58AM
February
27, 2013

Wagner’s final opera, Parsifal is seen in movie heaters worldwide live in HD this Saturday. Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in this new staging by Francois Girard.

Don’t Leave Arts Education Up To The Government

6:00AM
February
27, 2013

The Turnaround Arts Initiative is a public/private partnership designed to “help narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.”

A Government Minister Supports the Arts

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A symbol of support for the arts in Australia: The iconic Sydney Opera House
12:48PM
February 26, 2013

Former Prime Minister of Australia emphasizes the role of the arts in leadership.

Who’s the next Peter Schickele?

6:00AM
February
26, 2013

Peter Schickele, whom most of us know better in the rumpled persona of P.D.Q. Bach, has been focusing on his “serious music” of late. With that in mind, The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is hosting a contest for lies.

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony on Symphony @ 7

Gustav Mahler at the time of his First Symphony
Gustav Mahler at the time of his First Symphony
6:55PM
February 25, 2013

If you enjoyed Gustav Mahler’s Song of the Earth at the Ohio Theater this past weekend, or even if you didn’t make it to that event, we have a really big Mahler work this evening on Symphony @ 7, his Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.

Classical Music Finds Fans on Innovative Concert Series

color photograph of cellist, a violinist, and a tambourinist performing at World Cafe Live on LiveConnections' BridgeSessions performance series.
LiveConnections' BridgeSessions concert series brings together classical and other musical genres at a casual venue.
10:00AM
February
25, 2013

Live classical music performances have found a secure foothold in bars and other casual venues around the U.S. and around the world. Now one U.S. organization is on a mission to bring classical music to special populations in concerts at relaxed locations.