Classical 101 Archives For: March 27, 2015

Conductor Ricardo Chailly Turns 60

Ricardo Chailly
Happy Birthday to Ricardo Chailly.
February 20, 2013

The Italian conductor Ricardo Chailly is 60 years old today.  He was born in Milan in 1953 and got an auspicious start in his chosen career when he became an assistant conductor to Claudio Abbado at La Scala when he was 20.  Chailly made his conducting debut there in 1978 and went on to become one [...]

Columbus Symphony and The Song of the Earth

Conductor Bruno Walter
Conductor Bruno Walter
February 20, 2013

The Columbus Symphony presents Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) in the Ohio Theater this weekend. Christopher Purdy gives pre-concert talks one hour before every performance, so come early!

Scandal in Opera? Powder Her Face

Margaret Whigman Sweeney Campbell, duchess of Argyll aka "The dirty Duchess"
February 20, 2013

Powder Her Face is a chamber opera by Thomas Ades, based on the notorious Margaret, Duchess of Argyll

Changing your tune on music you hate

20, 2013

It’s always a roll of the dice when a new piece of music is commissioned. You never know what you’re going to get. However, if your ears are ready, or you give it a second listen, you might hear things in there in a new and more enjoyable way.