Undeniably one of the greatest composers who ever lived, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this date in 1756. It is still a miracle when we consider the astonishing quality of music he left us, all written in the brief 35 years he had on this earth. And there was plenty of it, too.
On our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, we’ll have some musical warmth for a cold day with the Concierto del Sur, “Concerto of the South” by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce.
One of the greatest conductors of our time has passed away at the age of 80. Claudio Abbado endured a long illness and outlived the expectations of many, working for as long as he could. He died Monday at his home in Bologna, Italy.
This Saturday evening at 7 on Fretworks, we’ll hear part two of our visit with guitarist Jordan Dodson recorded last November when he was in Columbus. He’ll perform a bravura virtuoso showpiece by the 19th century guitarist-composer Giulio Regondi.
For the next two weeks on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101, we’ll be presenting performances from the top ten busiest orchestras in North America during 2013.
At one time, if you assembled a group of talented musicians, the concert hall would fill with music lovers. Now, even putting a world-class orchestra on stage is no guarantee of success.
Columbus native Jordon Dodson is making a name for himself as a very fine young classical guitarist. He will join us for the first of two visits on the next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.
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.
The first Fretworks broadcast for 2014 this Saturday evening at 7 also marks the one year anniversary of the show
All this week and through Christmas, we’re presenting holiday programs at 7pm, and the one for this evening is something special for the centennial year of Benjamin Britten.