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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.”

Get in There and Fight

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Fight scene from Il Trovatore.
10:01AM
May
30, 2013

What would you prefer to hear in performance? Every note perfectly played or the excitement of an occasional mistake? What would you rather experience? A robotic performance or the blood of an artist on stage?

Why Play Classical Music to Babies In Utero? Because They Like It!

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One British classical music writer says babies boogie in utero to classical music.
10:00AM
May
6, 2013

Think classical music can’t reach kids? One British music writer tells of his twins bopping to Beethoven – in the womb.

A Rustic Wedding and Whale Songs For Earth Day

6:55PM
April
22, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day 2013 on Symphony @7 this evening, we’ll have two works that have an outdoor setting, one with human beings in harmony with their natural surroundings, and one taking us beneath the ocean and portraying the great whales, whose realm is very much threatened by human activity.

Columbus Author Pens Classical Music Novel

10:00AM
March
12, 2013

Skiing with Bach, cooking with Beethoven and hunting with Mendelssohn – Columbus author and music teacher Debra Berndt’s novel Hips of Venus has all that and more – and that’s just Volume One.

Here Are Fleas You Want to Have

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Goethe: Faust and Fleas
1:30PM
February 18, 2013

The flea in music! He even gets a new waistcoat.