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The Changing Sounds of Orchestras

12:51PM
July
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

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Violist John Stulz and violinist Siwoo Kim return to Columbus to perform a perform a concert to help fight hunger, Thursday, June 19.
1:00PM
June
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

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Catch the Mozart Minute Fridays at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:30AM
March 7, 2014

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

Conductor Claudio Abbado Featured This Week on Symphony @ 7

1:20PM
February
3, 2014

This week on Symphony @ 7, we’ll pay tribute to the great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado by presenting a range of recordings spanning different periods of his conducting career, culminating Friday evening in a big performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.

21 Years in the Making, Brahms’ First on Symphony @ 7

4:00PM
November
12, 2013

So aware was Johannes Brahms of Beethoven’s spirit looking over his shoulder, it took him a very long time to get around to completing a first symphony. In fact he was 43 when Symphony No. 1 in C minor premiered in 1876. Three other major works for orchestra had already appeared before the First Symphony: Serenades 1 and 2 (1857 and 1859) and the First Piano Concerto (1858).

A Concerto for Four Guitars on Next Fretworks

1:45PM
October
24, 2013

We’ll have a concerto for four guitars and orchestra on the next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101. That’s a lot of guitar strings played by the Romeros in Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz.

Pianist Jonathan Biss: Classical Music Can Be for Anyone

10:15AM
September
24, 2013

“The only condition you really need to appreciate music is openness to it,” says pianist Jonathan Biss. “If you go into the experience of hearing a piece or hearing discussion of a piece … with your ears wide open and with a desire to go deeper into it, it doesn’t matter all that much how much knowledge you have already.”

The Emotional Power of Beethoven’s Music

9:45AM
September
17, 2013

“(Beethoven),” says pianist Jonathan Biss, “can make us feel that he’s reinventing the world.”

Pianist Jonathan Biss on Beethoven As Cultural Hero

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Pianist Jonathan Biss talks with Classical 101's Jennifer Hambrick about Beethoven as Cultural Icon.
9:55AM
September
10, 2013

Last week I told you about concert pianist Jonathan Biss’ online course on Beethoven’s piano sonatas, offered through Coursera in conjunction with the Curtis Institute of Music. The course has 25,000 participants, who log on weekly to hear one of the world’s foremost pianists talk about one of the greatest composers of piano music.

Online Beethoven Course Attracts 25,000 Students

9:18AM
September
3, 2013

Today is the first day of school for the nearly 25,000 students enrolled in Biss’ online course “Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.”