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 [...]
in the waning days of summer festival season, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick shares her list of the top 10 reasons to love – and miss – summer festivals. Join Jennifer Hambrick for a festive farewell to summer festival season on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.
A new oratorio by John Adams and Peter Sellars, well worth hearing.
This Saturday evening at 7 on Fretworks, I’ll have Japanese guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita and the Tokyo String Quartet for their recording of the Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D by Luigi Boccherini.
Some memories of soprano Licia Albanese, who died last week at the age of 105!
Most of us can name a fair number of American composers – Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams. All have written great music which has become part of the musical landscape. How about these composers? Nico Muhly, Amy Wurtz, Michael Daugherty, Augusta Read Thomas and Joan Tower? Possibly not so familiar.That will [...]
Beginning this evening, I’ll be featuring the symphonies of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Most soldiers tell stories of their time in the trenches. But one British World War I soldier let his violin do the talking.
There might be worse things than being an organist at the court of Versailles. Then again, if you believe Mozart, there might not.
This Saturday evening on Fretworks, I’ll have the Guitar Concerto from Brazil’s best-known composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos. This piece was written for Andres Segovia, who gave the first performance of this popular work in 1956. We’ll hear the Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez in a recording with the English Chamber Orchestra.
If one of the primary aims of jazz improvisation is the creation of melody, could there be a more inspirational concentration of examples than in Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C?