Classical 101 Archives For April 2012
The next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 will feature the exciting young guitarist from Montenegro, Milos Karadaglic. This fine artist from the Baltic region of the former Yugoslavia is making quite an impression, and we’ll have music from his recent Deutsche Grammophon CD, including a famous anonymous piece arranged for orchestra and a mesmerizing [...]
What would you prefer to hear in performance? Every note perfectly played or the excitement of an occasional mistake? What would you rather experience? A robotic performance or the blood of an artist on stage?
Adam Baer says that his deep. dark secret is that there is quite a bit of music he “cannot stand.” He decided to go on a listening diet in an attempt to change his tune.
Doctors told soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick that her advanced pulmonary hypertension would kill her dream of becoming an opera singer – and might even kill her. She thought they were wrong. And today, she’s singing.
Musically speaking there was much more to Liberace than candelabras and cabaret songs. When he was 20, he played the 2nd Piano Concerto by Franz Liszt with the Chicago Symphony.
Not long after his shocking ballet, the composer branched out into a broad range of styles, ushering in new musical trends far from the violent tone of his iconic Rite of Spring.
Watch the young violinist spin out music by John Williams and Bach in sweet and soulful tendrils of sound. Wielding a 1717 Gariel Strad worth $10 million, Benedetti performs with warmth and approachable grace that’s simply enchanting.
The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – and the first since since the death of its namesake in February – begins today.
The Asian Festival is taking place in Columbus this weekend and coinciding with that event, several performers and musical works from that part of the world will be featured on the next Fretworks, Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101.
Richard Wagner was born 200 years ago today. He is, of course, one of the greatest opera composers of all time. In the 19th Century, only Giuseppe Verdi, who was also born in 1813, could be considered his equal. The debate over the relative merits of German opera versus Italian opera, as exemplified by these [...]