So aware was Johannes Brahms of Beethoven’s spirit looking over his shoulder, it took him a very long time to get around to completing a first symphony. In fact he was 43 when Symphony No. 1 in C minor premiered in 1876. Three other major works for orchestra had already appeared before the First Symphony: Serenades 1 and 2 (1857 and 1859) and the First Piano Concerto (1858).
The Columbus Symphony performs music by Rossini, Silvestrov, Haydn and Mozart father and son, this weekend at the Southern Theater. James Sommerville plays and conducts
If Mozart were alive today, I think he’d be a hipster. I think he’d listen to This American Life on his iPhone while working on his next masterpiece at the iPad set up on the drafting board in his urban loft condo with the exposed brick walls.
Sounds of the classical guitar can be heard in a variety of settings in music of Mozart, J.S. Bach, Issac Albeniz and Yann Tiersen on the next Fretworks Saturday evening at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.
Last Thursday, Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder chose Mozart’s requiem as his at-bat music. If you could choose at-bat music – music that tells the world something about how you’re going to play the game, largely construed – what would you choose?
Isabel Leonard joins the ranks of soprano Renee Fleming, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and other opera elites in winning the 2013 Richard Tucker Award.
“It’s really not about whether a certain piece of music has the “it” ingredient that will improve someone’s mental faculties. Rather, listening in and of itself improves those faculties, and it also does a whole lot more—it makes us better people.”
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.
Robert Ward of the OSU School of Music faculty discusses the upcoming performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Mershon auditorium
Author Paul Elie contends that technology has rendered live performance unnecessary