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In spite of turmoil, Classical music lives and grows

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.
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.
28, 2012

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

Armonia Celeste Live on Classical 101 Thursday at 1 p.m.

photograph of the members of the early music ensemble Armonia Celeste
Armonia Celeste performs live on Classical 101 Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.
26, 2012

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.

Top 10 pieces of Classical music every man should know

What are your top ten?
9, 2012

Not to pick on the guys, but it sometimes takes a bit more prodding to get us to try things than our female counterparts.  Case in point. There’s a magazine out called Primer, which is a “guys post-college guide to growing up.”  It claims to offer “affordable style, how-to’s, and self-development for the everyday 20-something [...]

One Day in Pompeii

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A sculpture of Fortuna unearthed at Pompeii
30, 2012

Most of us are at least passingly familiar with the story of the city of Pompeii.  When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, Pompeii was burned and buried in ash, while nearby Herculaneum was destroyed by the pyroclastic flow.  Mostly we know the images of the last moments for the citizens of Pompeii, plaster of [...]

Festival to Honor Early Music Pioneer

25, 2012

David Munrow was equal parts antiquarian and visionary, an academic who unearthed buried musical treasure in dusty libraries and formed the equivalent of an early music garage band to bring it before the public.

Your Orchestra Needs an Audience? Take It to the Pub

phoograph of the facade of the Amersham Arms pub in New Cross, London, England
The Amersham Arms in New Cross, outside London, is one of the pubs on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's pub crawl.
24, 2012

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, known for its velvety period-instrument performances, is taking music of the Baroque – including drinking songs by Henry Purcell – on what it’s calling its “Purcell and Pork Scratchings” tour of London-area pubs.

Bernard Greenhouse’s Beloved Cello Gets Good Home at Record Price

24, 2012

Canadian arts patroness to lend Bernard Greenhouse’s cello to budding Montreal musician; The therapeutic powers of music; Julliard School recently announced a $20 million dollar endowment for Early Music

Cubicle Concert: Asteria Renaissance Voice and Lute Duo

7, 2011

Watch a performance by the award-winning Asteria voice and lute duo in the Classical 101 studios.