Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Classical 101 Archives For December 2014
We are ignoring a large block of composers from the first half of the 20th century – composers which need to be heard.
Undeniably one of the greatest composers who ever lived, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this date in 1756. It is still a miracle when we consider the astonishing quality of music he left us, all written in the brief 35 years he had on this earth. And there was plenty of it, too.
A lot of great music was heard on the Grammy broadcast, along with some not so great. Unfortunately, the Classical category is mostly relegated to pre-broadcast presentations and Lang Lang hoping the onstage pyrotechnics during his performance with Metallica don’t ignite his piano.
If you’re going to be the life of the party, you need the threads to go with it. Mozart knew this.
Annie Proulx’s story Brokeback Mounain was made into a film in 2005. An operatic verison by Charles Wuorinen operns on January 28
On our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, we’ll have some musical warmth for a cold day with the Concierto del Sur, “Concerto of the South” by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce.
One of the greatest conductors of our time has passed away at the age of 80. Claudio Abbado endured a long illness and outlived the expectations of many, working for as long as he could. He died Monday at his home in Bologna, Italy.
17 of the best classical music jokes…
Oftentimes it seems conductors are up there waving their arms, but no one in the orchestra is watching. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr says looks can be deceiving â€“ that there is a lot more communication going on than meets the eye â€“ and it all starts with the Concertmaster.