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 [...]
Mexican composer Manuel Ponce wrote his Concerto of the South, which features native Mexican rhythms and harmonies combine with the composer’s own original themes will be featured on Fretworks Saturday night at 7pm on Classical 101.
We’ll ring in the official start of summer on the next Fretworks program with banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck and his arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3, a dazzling piece for any instrument. For a calmer musical experience, guitarist David Leisner will have American composer Lou Harrison’s lovely Serenade.
The next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101 will feature guitar, lute and mandolins. Â The Modern Mandolin Quartet will start the hour with the finale from Antonin Dvorak’s American Quartet, the String Quartet No. 12 in F in an arrangement for four mandolins from their CD, “Americana.” The early 19th century guitarist [...]
This Saturday on Fretworks, I’ll have the relatively rare Guitar Concerto No. 3 by early 19th century composer Mauro Giuliani.
This Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101 on Fretworks, weâ€™ll hear from guitarist Jason Vieauxâ€™s brand new recording with music of Francesco Tarrega, and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stanley Myersâ€™ lovely Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.
Conductor and arranger Peter Breiner has made an intriguing setting for guitar and orchestra of music from George Bizet’s opera Carmen. Bizet’s 1875 opera is so full of good tunes, Breiner made his arrangement into four movements lasting about 50 minutes.
This week on Fretworks, we have one of the great early 19th century guitar concertos, Mauro Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto in A, Op. 30. This work from around 1812 is in Late Classical/Early Romantic style and is a joy to hear.
On our next Fretworks broadcast, the exciting young Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will play music of Johann Sebastian Bach from her CD of Bach concertos arranged for guitar and string quartet.
On our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, we’ll have some musical warmth for a cold day with the Concierto del Sur, “Concerto of the South” by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce.
The first Fretworks broadcast for 2014 this Saturday evening at 7 also marks the one year anniversary of the show