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.
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.
If Dmitri Shostakovich ran into J.S. Bach at a cocktail party…would they have anything to talk about? Yes!
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.
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.
Composers and musicians are determined to make music, and music lovers are determined to hear it.
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.
Armonia Celeste performed live in the Classical 101 studio. View photos of the performance.
Early music ensemble Armonia Celeste – “Celestial Harmony” – gives an otherworldly performance of Italian Renaissance love songs Thursday at 1 p.m. – live on Classical 101.
Not to pick on the guys, but it sometimes takes a bit more prodding to get us to try things than our female counterparts. Â Case in point. There’s a magazine out called Primer, which is a “guys post-college guide to growing up.” Â It claims to offer “affordable style, how-to’s, and self-development for the everyday 20-something [...]