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
The world’s largest annual gather of twins is happening this weekend in Twinsburg, Ohio, so why not have music for twin guitarists on Fretworks?
The arts in the big cities struggle. The arts thrive in Columbus.
From the circular ground bass patterns of Baroque music, to the Guggenheim Museum’s sloping, spiraling floors, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick explains how Henry Purcell transformed pain into pleasure – and into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.
ProMusica Cellist Nathaniel Chaitkin says Bach and beatbox have more in common than you might imagine.
You’d think an opera composer as great as Mozart was would write an opera role as demanding as that of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte only for a top-notch singer. But did he?
It might have been someplace dark and seedy. Or it might just have been you older brother’s bedroom, the corner office or even the cookie jar on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t matter: it was somewhere you were told, in some fashion, not to go. But you went there anyway.
On Fretworks this Saturday evening, I’ll have a fine recording of the popular Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A by the early 19th century guitarist composer Mauro Giuliani. John Williams will play a rare Gaetano Guadagnini guitar made in Turin in 1814.
Six Parrots That Can Sing Opera Better Than You
The Metropolitan Opera has threatened a lockout if agreements can’t be reached with the company’s unions.
Maria Callas on the David Frost TV show in 1970, as she was trying to revive her career.