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 [...]
Pierre Boulez will be featured as conductor on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101. He’s 90 years old today and is regarded as the most important French composer of his generation.
Symphony @ 7 returns to Classical 101 for one evening a week on Thursdays at 7 pm with great works from the symphonic repertoire.
Danish composer Carl Nielsen spoke of the first movement of his Sinfonia espansiva as “a gust of energy and life-affirmation blown out into the wide world,” and called the finale of his Third Symphony “a hymn to work and the healthy activity of everyday life.”
It was called “The Great War,” then “The War to End All Wars,” and finally, “The First World War,” a dubious distinction considering what it implies about the future. But even in times of great destruction and turmoil and its aftermath, music has the power to supply much needed solace and beauty.
This week on Symphony @ 7, I’ll be featuring some notable recordings Herbert Von Karajan made with the Berlin Philharmonic.
Join us for an Independence Day celebration on Classical 101 for music inspired Fourth of July which will provide a soundtrack for your holiday celebration.
June 11th is the 150th birthday of German composer and conductor Richard Strauss. Born in 1864, he lived until 1949. He was important in the musical developments of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He expanded the range of orchestral writing by both increasing the size of the orchestra and by enriching the complexity of harmonic language.
This evening on Symphony @ 7, I have one of the really grand works of the Late-Romantic Era, Symphony No. 2 in C minor, the Resurrection, by Gustav Mahler. It’s part of our Mahler Monday presentations on Classical 101, airing from now until August 1.
This evening on Symphony @ 7 we begin our ” Mahler Monday” series on Classical 101. Â Each Monday evening until Labor Day, we’ll be playing one of the symphonies of this great Late-Romantic Austrian composer. Â We’ll also have time for the song cycles and Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a [...]
Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947) was a younger contemporary of Jean Sibelius, and this evening on Symphony @ 7, his Third Symphony will be featured.