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Academy of Ancient Music Brings Bach to Life

AAM 2009 Photo: Marco Borggreve
The Academy of Ancient Music
6:40AM
November
17, 2014

An article published by WQXR in New York stated that the purpose of the so-called period instrument movement was “to rediscover how Baroque music might have sounded using original instruments and performance practices.”

Hesperus Performs Live on Classical 101 Today at 2 pm

A poster for The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Hesperus' early music film score.
Tune in to Classical 101 today at 2:00 to hear Hesperus perform live and talk about their early music sore for the 1923 Lon Chaney silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
11:10AM
November 6, 2014

Find out why the award-winning early music ensemble Hesperus is the only group to perform early music to classic silent films. Tune in the Classical 101 today at 2:00 to hear the musicians of Hesperus perform live and talk about tomorrow night’s performance of their early music score for the Lon Chaney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Pain, Pleasure and Purcell: Why a Ground Bass Hurts So Good

color photograph of a marble spiral staircase with black wrought-iron railing around it
How Henry Purcell transformed cycles of desire and pain into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.
10:00AM
July
30, 2014

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.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Viola Organista” in Concert

Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
12:58PM
December 4, 2013

People still flock to the Louvre in Paris to see perhaps the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. Now, people can hear a musical instrument conceived by the same brilliant mind, the “viola organista” from Leonardo da Vinci.

A Conversation with Bach

6:03AM
July
9, 2013

If Dmitri Shostakovich ran into J.S. Bach at a cocktail party…would they have anything to talk about? Yes!

Newberry Consort’s Ellen Hargis 11 a.m. Friday on Classical 101

1:55PM
March
21, 2013

Ellen Hargis, director of the acclaimed Newberry Consort and one of the world’s foremost early music sopranos, talks about her work and life in early music Friday at 11 am, live on Classical 101.

Next Fretworks Program Includes Lute Music By Columbus Native

Paul O'Dette
Music by Columbus native and lutenist Paul O'Dette on the next Fretworks.
4:00PM
February 1, 2013

On the next Fretworks Saturday evening at 7 pm we’ll hear some lute music by Columbus native Paul O’Dette as well selections from the Julian Bream Consort and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

In spite of turmoil, Classical music lives and grows

7:18AM
January
2, 2013

Composers and musicians are determined to make music, and music lovers are determined to hear it.

Building Harpsichord a Labor of Love for Three Columbus Friends

Dave Searfoss, Hector Garcia and Michael Matteson discuss their harpsichord project.
Dave Searfoss, Hector Garcia and Michael Matteson discuss their harpsichord project.
3:22PM
December
4, 2012

Columbus lawyer Hector Garcia wanted a keyboard instrument with pluck. Now he’s building one from a kit with his brother-in-law and a friend – and learning what brotherly love really sounds like.

Slideshow of Armonia Celeste’s Live Performance on Classical 101

Armonia Celeste performs in the Classical 101 studio.
Armonia Celeste performs in the Classical 101 studio.
9:15AM
September
28, 2012

Armonia Celeste performed live in the Classical 101 studio. View photos of the performance.