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 [...]
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.
On Saturday evening at 7 on classical 101, the next Fretworks broadcast will feature Paul Galbraith and his 8-string guitar for music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Undeniably one of the greatest composers who ever lived, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this date in 1756. It is still a miracle when we consider the astonishing quality of music he left us, all written in the brief 35 years he had on this earth. And there was plenty of it, too.
If we can argue over the great American novel, what about the great American symphony? Join the conversation in our summer-long exploration of the American symphony. Who writes symphonies in the U.S. these days? And who hears them?
Haydn’s father would play the harp, while iss mother sang the melodies.
It’s said that Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 in Bb was the favorite of Queen Marie Antoinette.Â This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have ample proof of his enduring popularity with a new recording of theParis Symphony known as La Reine.
Catch a glimpse of Haydn’s Hungarian haunts.
With 104 numbered symphonies to his name, Franz Joseph Haydn has been called “The Father of the Symphony” but how did they get their names?
Who better to spotlight in haiku on both April Fool’s Day and the first day of National Poetry Month than Franz Joseph Haydn, that great musical prankster?
With appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, a new album and documentary, the trumpet solist Alison Balsom is making classical music more glamorous and accessible.