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Columbus Symphony Performs Music of Beethoven, Brahms and Webern

Mei-Ann Chen
Guest conductor Mei-An Chen, Music Director of the Memphis Symphony, leads this weekend's Columbus Symphony concerts.
April 6, 2011

The Columbus Symphony concludes their 2010-2011 season this weekend with performances of music by Beethoven, Brahms and Webern.

Classical Musicians Support Japan Recovery Efforts

Classics for Japan – Music for Healing album cover.
Classics for Japan is a new musical compilation supporting Japanese earthquake relief efforts.
April 6, 2011

(Many) various artists have come together to put together compilation CDs in support of the relief effort in Japan. We’ve surveyed the efforts across musical genres.

Play Ball: Baseball and Beethoven For Opening Day

Report from Hoople: P. D. Q. Bach on the Air (album cover). Picture is of a radio DJ behind the microphone.
Report from Hoople: P. D. Q. Bach on the Air (album cover) was released on Vanguard Records in 1967.
March 31, 2011

Professor Peter Schikele combines America’s favorite summer pastime and classical music. Find out who wins! The conductor, or the players?

Ludwig van Beethoven Inspires High Fashion

Project Beethoven
The fashionable red carpet at Project Beethoven at Symphony Hall on February 3, 2011.
February 8, 2011

The Boston Symphony Orchestra takes to the runway with Project Beethoven, a fashion competition inspired by the famous composers 18th century apparel.

“Ode to Joy” Remix for a Wintery Day

Tree branch covered in ice.
Icy conditions call for Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor.
4, 2011

Face the formidable wintery mix with this particular version of “Ode to Joy.”

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony A Holiday Tradition in Japan

Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Russian conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy conducted Japan's NHK Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor in Tokoyo, Japan.
30, 2010

Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 in D minor” is a holiday standard in Japan.

Music and Food: A Classical Emporium

5, 2010

An inveterate snacker, WOSU’s Jennifer Hambrick serves up a menu of musical tributes to food and cooking.

Hans von Bulow, a Giant in 19th Century Music

Hans von Bulow
Hans von Bulow
April 21, 2010

Hans von Bulow was a giant in 19th century music, and his career and legacy deserve to be better known. Alan Walker’s new book, Hans von Bulow, A Life and Times, goes a long way toward restoring its subject to prominence.

Beethoven’s Fidelio at Ohio State

Ludwig van Beethoven's wrote only one opera, but not by his choice
24, 2010

The School of Music at The Ohio State University presents a concert performance of Ludwid van Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio on March 10 at 8 PM in Mershon Auditorium.

Great Recordings: Boyce’s Choices for 2009

Boyce reviews the best of 2009
22, 2009

Boyce reviews his Top 10 new CDs of 2009, including some homegrown recordings.