Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
June 11th is the 150th birthday of German composer and conductor Richard Strauss. Born in 1864, he lived until 1949. He was important in the musical developments of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He expanded the range of orchestral writing by both increasing the size of the orchestra and by enriching the complexity of harmonic language.
Watch the celebrated pianist play Bach’s Two-part Inventions, which can zing with the speed of a sewing machine, or unfold slowly like a gentle aria.
This evening on Symphony @ 7, I have one of the really grand works of the Late-Romantic Era, Symphony No. 2 in C minor, the Resurrection, by Gustav Mahler. It’s part of our Mahler Monday presentations on Classical 101, airing from now until August 1.
This Saturday on Fretworks, I’ll have the relatively rare Guitar Concerto No. 3 by early 19th century composer Mauro Giuliani.
I have found that the more I know about and listen to composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, the more I appreciate well-crafted and well-performed music of other types.
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.
This evening on Symphony @ 7 we begin our ” Mahler Monday” series on Classical 101. Â Each Monday evening until Labor Day, we’ll be playing one of the symphonies of this great Late-Romantic Austrian composer. Â We’ll also have time for the song cycles and Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a [...]
Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947) was a younger contemporary of Jean Sibelius, and this evening on Symphony @ 7, his Third Symphony will be featured.
The otters at Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo might have small claws, but they sure can handle a keyboard.
US Airways was not excited about Time for Three’s violinists, Nicholas Kendall and Zachary De Pue, when they tried to carry their violins onto a flight from Charlotte NC which was headed to Northwest Arkansas. They were told to put them in the hold.