The American Sound Explores New States (of Mind)

color photograph of a snow-capped Glacier Peak (Cascade Mountains) before a clear blue sky, a row of pine trees in the foreground
Enjoy music inspired by the majestic Glacier Peak and big sky country as The American Sound celebrates the 125th birthdays of the states of Washington and Montana, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
6, 2014

Enjoy a symphony inspired by the majestic Glacier Peak and a fiddle suite for Montana’s big sky country on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.

Sharon Isbin Featured on Next Fretworks

Sharon Isbin with a guitar
Sharon Isbin
November 6, 2014

One of the world’s premier classical guitarists, Sharon Isbin will be featured on the next Fretworks, airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday evening at 7 on Classical 101.

Hesperus Performs Live on Classical 101 Today at 2 pm

A poster for The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Hesperus' early music film score.
Tune in to Classical 101 today at 2:00 to hear Hesperus perform live and talk about their early music sore for the 1923 Lon Chaney silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
November 6, 2014

Find out why the award-winning early music ensemble Hesperus is the only group to perform early music to classic silent films. Tune in the Classical 101 today at 2:00 to hear the musicians of Hesperus perform live and talk about tomorrow night’s performance of their early music score for the Lon Chaney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Adolphe Sax: Inventor of the Saxophone’s 200th Birthday

5, 2014

Happy 200th birthday to Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, born on November 6, 1814. When I think of the Belgian musical instrument designer and musician’s most famous creation, I have to admit it’s American jazz that first comes to mind for me.

Amit Peled Breathes New Life into Pablo Casals’ Cello

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Pablo Casals
November 5, 2014

It all started because Amit Peled wanted to impress a girl. Where others of us might have grabbed an electric guitar or gone out for football, young Amit had a different idea…

Columbus in Concert: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

David Danzmayr
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
November 5, 2014

Each Sunday afternoon during November and December, join Classical 101 for a new season of recorded performances by Columbus’ ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

New Recording of Rodrigo’s Fantasy for Andres Segovia on Fretworks

1, 2014

Not long ago, Milos Karadaglic’s new recording of the Concierto de Aranjuez was featured on Fretworks. For the next program, airing Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday at 7 pm on Classical 101, I’ll have the second most popular work by Joaquin Rodrigo from that same release with the exciting young guitarist from Montenegro.

Vienna Philharmonic at Lucerne Festival on Classical Showcase

31, 2014

This evening at 7 pm, Classical Showcase wraps up a series of concerts from the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will perform under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, the exciting young conductor from Venezuela, who is currently the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Mozart Minute: The Whistler

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears a bright red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at
October 31, 2014

Wolfgang Mozart’s effervescent personality covered the gamut from gregarious to goofball. Still, there’s a character in the Mozart family correspondence who was quite possibly even sillier than Mozart was on his dottiest day.

Classical 101′s Halloween Playlist

Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera
Classical101 invites you to a spooktacular playlist this Halloween, on air all day. Listen to your favorite classic horror film suites as well as classical music with a diabolical flavor.
October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween from Classical101!

Friday, October 31st’s on-air ghoulish playlist features diabolical dances, demonic quadrilles, and suites from a few of our favorite classic horror films.

Be sure to tune in for the ‘By Request with Christopher Purdy’ to hear what you, the listeners, have selected this Halloween. Also listen for selections from the upcoming Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Angels and Demons’ program October 31st and November 1st with interviews from the soloist, Betsy Sturdevant and conductor, Vladimir Kulenovic at 9:00am with Jennifer Hambrick.