Classical 101 Archives For: March 27, 2015

Music from Finland: Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius in 1913
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

mozart lange
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.
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?

28, 2013

Author Paul Elie contends that technology has rendered live performance unnecessary