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Italian-French Pianist Aldo Ciccolini Has Died at the Age of 89

3, 2015

Pianist Aldo Ciccolini passed away at his home in Paris on February 1st at the age of 89. He was born in Naples in 1925 and became a French citizen in 1969.

When Beethoven’s Not Enough

Beethoven might not be amused...
28, 2015

Do we need to move on from the ‘Musical Masters?’

Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

Ludwig van Beethoven
Today marks the 344th anniversary of the master composer's date of baptism.
December 17, 2014

A very happy 244th birthday to Ludwig van Beethoven!

Music for Remembrance

Bernstein Helps Tear Down the Berlin Wall
Esteemed composer and director Leonard Bernstein helped chip away at the Iron Curtain both physically and musically.
13, 2014

A recent study by Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch explores the relationship between ‘sad’ music and positive emotions; in other words, sad music which makes listeners a bit more cheerful. How can music help in the process of remembering and mourning?

In the Key of Danzmayr: Would You Let Beethoven Raise Your Child?

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
29, 2014

Beethoven…a musical enigma. Beethoven was a complex person whose name always comes up when the question of favorite composers arises.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Opening Night

Lisa Smirnova, pianist for ProMusic Chamber Orchestra's Opening Night
Lisa Smirnova, featured pianist
October 10, 2014

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes the stage this Sunday, October 12, for Opening Night featuring works by Bernstein, Goulda, and Beethoven with pianist Lisa Smirnova and conductor David Danzmayr.

Classical Showcase at The Lucerne Festival Next Four Weeks

Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
October 9, 2014

The next four Classical Showcase broadcasts Friday evenings at 7 pm on Classical 101, will feature performances from the 2014 Lucerne Festival near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. This Friday’s performance will showcase the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus with alto Sara Mingardo in a Brahms program conducted by Andris Nelsons.

The Changing Sounds of Orchestras

10, 2014

Recently, one of the premier American orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, underwent another personnel change that may affect, even if subtly, the sound of that esteemed ensemble.

Free Concert Offers Music for Food

color photo of violist John Stulz and violinsit Siwoo Kim sitting on a red sofa, Kim playing his violin
Violist John Stulz and violinist Siwoo Kim return to Columbus to perform a perform a concert to help fight hunger, Thursday, June 19.
12, 2014

When two emerging professional musicians originally from the Columbus area return from New York City to central Ohio next week to perform a concert, they’ll be bringing with them two of their colleagues and a passion for fighting hunger in the community that nurtured them.

Mozart Minute: Mozart Redux

ubiquitous portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat
Catch the Mozart Minute Fridays at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at
March 7, 2014

Sure, Mozart was a genius. But he wasn’t the only one.