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21 Years in the Making, Brahms’ First on Symphony @ 7

4:00PM
November
12, 2013

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).

Columbus Symphony this Weekend: Fathers and Sons

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The Mozart family c. 1780. The deceased Anna Maria's portrait on the wall
1:47PM
October 31, 2013

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

What Would Mozart Be Doing If He Were Alive Today?

color photograph of a plastic Mozart toy in a red-coat sitting on a laptop keyboard
If Mozart were alive today, where would he be and what would he be doing?
12:20PM
August
14, 2013

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.

From Mozart to “Amelie” on Next Fretworks

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Amelie poster
1:28PM
July 11, 2013

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.

Prince Fielder Chose Mozart. What’s Your At-Bat Music?

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Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder chose Mozart's Requiem as his at-bat music last Thursday.
10:00AM
April
30, 2013

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?

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard Wins “Heisman Trophy” of Opera

10:00AM
April
18, 2013

Isabel Leonard joins the ranks of soprano Renee Fleming, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and other opera elites in winning the 2013 Richard Tucker Award.

Mozart activates your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

6:00AM
March
27, 2013

“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.”

Columbus Author Pens Classical Music Novel

10:00AM
March
12, 2013

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.

Mozart’s Requiem at Ohio State

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W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) becomes a buckeye . This portrait by his brother-in-law Josef Lange is one of only two known to be done from life.
10:30AM
February 28, 2013

Robert Ward of the OSU School of Music faculty discusses the upcoming performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Mershon auditorium

Has Technology Made the Concert Hall Obsolete?

6:00AM
February
28, 2013

Author Paul Elie contends that technology has rendered live performance unnecessary