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One, Two Three, Four Guitars and a Lute on Fretworks

12:35PM
July
17, 2014

The Next Fretworks program will feature music for various numbers of guitars, with a bit of Renaissance lute for good measure. Ron McFarlane has several pieces from 16th century France by Pierre Attaignant.

Concerto of the South on Next Fretworks

10:44AM
July
10, 2014

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.

Bach on Banjo plus Concerto for Four Guitars on Fretworks

12:57PM
June
19, 2014

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.

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra on Symphony @ 7

1:02PM
June
17, 2014

Hear musical sounds from the heart of Bavaria in Germany as we feature the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for the rest of the week on Symphony @ 7.  This evening, current music director Jonathan Nott will lead the orchestra in Franz Schubert’s youthful Symphony No. 2 in B flat. “Extraordinary city. Extraordinary orchestra,” is how the [...]

Dvorak for Mandolins and Mozart on Guitar on Fretworks

2:05PM
June
12, 2014

The next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101 will feature guitar, lute and mandolins.  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 [...]

Concerto by Mauro Giuliani and Mandolin Sonata on Fretworks

11:45AM
June
5, 2014

This Saturday on Fretworks, I’ll have the relatively rare Guitar Concerto No. 3 by early 19th century composer Mauro Giuliani.

WOSU’s Youth and Family Day at COSI Slideshow

youth-and-family-day
Hundreds of families and children joined WOSU Public Media, Classical 101 and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for “Youth & Family Day,” at WOSU@COSI. Photo: Jodi Miller
11:29AM
June 5, 2014

On May 10, more than 200 families and children joined WOSU Public Media, Classical 101 and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for “Youth & Family Day,” a free afternoon of performances and musical activities at WOSU@COSI. The day featured games, arts and crafts, music making with digital media, and a concert by ProMusica and local youth. Children [...]

Mahler Mondays all Summer on Symphony @ 7

Gustav Mahler (German: [ˈɡʊstaf ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation
A bust of Gustav Mahler. The late-Romantic composer was one of the most influential conductors of his time.
6:55PM
June
2, 2014

This evening on Symphony @ 7 we begin our ” Mahler Monday” series on Classical 101.  Each Monday evening until Labor Day, we’ll be playing one of the symphonies of this great Late-Romantic Austrian composer.  We’ll also have time for the song cycles and Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a [...]

Rodrigo’s Fantasy for a Gentleman on Fretworks

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo
The Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and Julian Lloyd Webber.
1:09PM
May
29, 2014

Joaquin Rodrigo wrote his Fantasia para un Gentilhombre for Andres Segovia in 1954, and apart from the Concierto de Aranjuez, is the most popular music featuring guitar that he composed. The Fantasy for a Gentleman is a suite for guitar and orchestra based on music of the 17th Century guitarist Gaspar Sanz.  Pepe Romero will be the [...]

Youthful and Mature Mozart on Symphony @ 7

6:45PM
May
21, 2014

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have an hour of Mozart with two fine contrasting examples of his art, a relatively youthful symphony of his Salzburg period, and his final piano concerto completed in Vienna in the last year of his life. Symphony No. 28 in C from 1774 (or possibly 1773) is one [...]