This week on Fretworks, we have one of the great early 19th century guitar concertos, Mauro Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto in A, Op. 30. This work from around 1812 is in Late Classical/Early Romantic style and is a joy to hear.
Columbus Symphony at the Southern Theatre this weekend. Christopher Purdy gives pre-concert talks one hour before each performance. Boyce Lancaster will talk with guest conductor Justin Brown at 9 a.m. Friday on live on Classical 101.
William Kempe, described as a comic actor, felt he needed to do something to bolster his career and help boost the take at the box office. He decided dancing would do it. Dancing for nine days. All the way from London to Norwich more four centuries ago.
The great Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia has died. According to CNN, he apparently died of a heart attack while on vacation with his family. He was 66 years old.
The new season of Columbus Symphony broadcast concerts opens Sunday, March 2 at 1 PM
The latest Opera Abbreviated podcast features Borodin’s Prince Igor. See it live form the Met in HD on March 1 at noon, or listen to the live radio broadcast on Classical 101
Join Classical 10′s Jennifer Hambrick Monday at 1 pm to hear the fascinating story about how Haitian composer Sydney Guillaume came to compose a new work specially for the Bexley High School Vocal Ensemble.
When Mozart got sacked from the only real job he ever had, he went freelance. And he made ends meet with a little help from his friends.
David Danzmayr leads ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in two performances of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor this weekend. We spoke about the genius of Mozart and tried to pull the curtain back on what it must have been like to carry the enormous burden and blessing of his unique gifts.
Charlie White says he was more nervous about playing on NBC than when he was preparing to skate for gold.