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Purcell’s Groove: The Anatomy of an Unlikely Musical Obsession

Les Concert des Nations in performance.
Les Concert des Nations in performance.
10:30AM
July
21, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick found an unlikely musical obsession in a gorgeous performance of a tiny little movement by Henry Purcell.

Apple iPad Commercial Spotlights Classical Composer

Piano keys and music composition on an Apple iPad
A new Apple iPad advertisement spotlights conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen as he used the device to write and score music
6:00PM
June 17, 2014

Composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has created an app so people from all walks of life, casual listeners and newbies to seasoned music lovers can enjoy classical music in a more satisfying, and much cooler, way.

Top 12 Classical Science Fiction Film Soundtracks

2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey is well known for it's profound classical soundtrack.
8:47AM
June
3, 2014

Music and film are inextricably linked. The right music can make a bad film tolerable, a good film better, and a great film a classic.

50 Greatest Classical Recordings of All Time

Abbey Saint-Michel_de_Cuxa
Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa where Pablo Casals made a recording of the Bach Cello Suites in the mid-50s.
1:52PM
May
15, 2014

Pablo Casals, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suites, BBC Music Magazine

ProMusica’s Gala Features Classically-Trained “Garage Band”

10:39AM
May
8, 2014

Time for Three invades Columbus with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Friday evening at 8:00 pm. It is a performance not to be missed!

Concertmaster Quiz: Name That Tune

8:01AM
April
14, 2014

How many famous solos can YOU name?

Janine Jansen: Exploited – Or Driven?

6:00AM
January
8, 2014

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began violin studies at 6-years-old. Now 35, she has ascended to the ranks of the worlds finest violinists. Some have asked if she is there by choice, or has been pushed (some use the word exploited) by those around her.

A Full Slate of Weekend Holiday Specials on Classical 101

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Sheet Music on Music Stand
Listen to Christmas specials this weekend on Classical 101.
9:04AM
December
19, 2013

Along with the regular music you enjoy on Classical 101, there are some wonderful special programs for the holidays, as well. Saturday at 4:30 pm, The First Community Church Chancel Choir and instrumentalists from the Columbus Symphony present Lessons and Carols, the First Community Church Christmas Eve service from 2012. Sunday at 1:00 pm is [...]

Memorable Bach from Pianist Andras Schiff

4:47PM
November
25, 2013

I am always amazed when performing artists such as pianist Andras Schiff can play a long and complex collection of keyboard works such as J. S. Bach’s Well-Temepered Clavier, all in one evening, live in concert, and entirely from memory. That’s what took place at London’s Wigmore Hall this past weekend.

Return to Camelot: Music in the Kennedy White House

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President and Mrs. Kennedy with Isaac Stern after a White House performance
4:29PM
November 18, 2013

Three days in Dallas still reverberate with many today…a series on Classical 101 will look at the artistic and cultural legacy of the Kennedy years beginning tonight at 8:00 pm. Boyce Lancaster is your host for Return to Camelot: Music in the Kennedy White House…Mon-Thurs at 8:00 pm on Classical 101