Classical 101 Archives For October 2014

Are Too Many Early 20th Century Composers Being Ignored?

11:58AM
January
28, 2014

We are ignoring a large block of composers from the first half of the 20th century – composers which need to be heard.

Double Mozart on Symphony @ 7 For His Birthday

4:47PM
January
27, 2014

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.

New (and good) Music Wins Big at 2014 Grammys

2:25PM
January
27, 2014

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.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart, Clotheshorse

Mozart Minute, a podcast of Classical 101, WOSU Public Media
Mozart Minute, a podcast of Classical 101, WOSU Public Media
11:30AM
January 27, 2014

If you’re going to be the life of the party, you need the threads to go with it. Mozart knew this.

Brokeback Mountain Becomes An Opera

8:40AM
January
27, 2014

Annie Proulx’s story Brokeback Mounain was made into a film in 2005. An operatic verison by Charles Wuorinen operns on January 28

A “Concerto of the South” on the Next Fretworks

1:47PM
January
23, 2014

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.

Diva at Downton Abbey

Nellie Melba
Nellie Melba
10:42AM
January 23, 2014

Kiri Te Kanawa portrayed Nellie Melba at Downton Abbey

Conductor Claudio Abbado has Died at Age 80

2:39PM
January
21, 2014

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.

Why do violinists put handkerchiefs under their chins?

6:00AM
January
21, 2014

17 of the best classical music jokes…

Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Who Watches the Conductor?

ProMusic Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
ProMusic Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
8:00PM
January 18, 2014

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 – that there is a lot more communication going on than meets the eye – and it all starts with the Concertmaster.