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The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Holiday Pops
1:19PM
December
5, 2013

The Columbus Symphony Chorus will be performing its annual Holiday Pops concert December 6, 7, and 8, and we’ve been working hard to perfect about 25 trillion notes of good cheer.

A Bald Mezzo And Three Shades Of Violin: Classical Favorites From 2012

On Silfra, violinist Hilary Hahn improvises with prepared pianist Hauschka.
On Silfra, violinist Hilary Hahn improvises with prepared pianist Hauschka.
6:00AM
December
27, 2012

From the versatility of the violin to the virtuosity of a mysterious opera composer, NPR’s Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic set of the year’s best classical recordings.

When A Thoughtful Cellist Meets An Imaginative Composer

On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composers.
On their new album, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Thomas Adès guide the listener to far-flung locales, conjured by an odd assortment of composer
8:56AM
December 26, 2012

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist-composer Thomas Adès play together with uncommon instinct and energy. They shine in a recital of disparate pieces, culminating in a world-premiere recording of an eclectic new work by Adès.

The Pure Power Of Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’

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Simplicity, it turns out, is the secret to the success of Handel's ever-popular "Hallelujah Chorus."
6:00AM
December
25, 2012

Composer-commentator Rob Kapilow examines what makes Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” one of the best known — and best loved — pieces in all of music. He says the exuberance is powered by a few deceptively simple techniques.

What Ever Happened To The Classical Christmas Album?

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A sampling of one listener's cherished classical Christmas albums from a few years back.
7:00AM
December
23, 2012

The flow of good classical Christmas albums seems to have slowed to a trickle. And that’s got one holiday listener longing for holiday albums from years past, from Jessye Norman’s Christmastide, Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and carols led by Robert Shaw.

A Chanticleer Christmas

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A Chanticleer Christmas airs tonight at 7 pm on Classical 101
7:00AM
December
20, 2012

A Chanticleer Christmas is a one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men’s choir. Listen tonight at 7 pm on Classical 101.

The Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Concert

The Spelman College Glee Club.
The Spelman College Glee Club.
6:00AM
December 19, 2012

The choirs of two prestigious historically black institutions present a spine-tingling concert program. In a Christmas celebration, the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs perform spirituals, carols and sacred texts, tonight at 7 pm on Classical 101.

A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass.
7:03AM
December
18, 2012

Hear the acclaimed British choral group in concert at the acoustically rich St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge, Mass tonight at 7 pm on Classical 101.

Making Music in a Modern World, Part 2

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Beethoven hasn't changed, but the audiences have.
4:14PM
December
31, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about the fact that Ludwig van Beethoven hasn’t changed: audiences have, and sometimes it’s difficult to ‘sell’ classical composers to a live audience.