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What Would Mozart Be Doing If He Were Alive Today?

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If Mozart were alive today, where would he be and what would he be doing?
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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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.
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

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

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

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.
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?

28, 2013

Author Paul Elie contends that technology has rendered live performance unnecessary

Columbus Symphony This Weekend: Haydn and Mozart

Conductor Matthew Halls, with the Columbus Symphony this weekend
February 1, 2013

Mozart and Haydn with the Columbus Symphony at the Ohio Theater, February 1 and 2 at 8 pm.

Musica Sacra: January 27 Is a Big Day

A new recording of Verdi's Requiem, on this week's Musica Sacra, Sunday night at 8 on Classical 101
January 25, 2013

This Sunday’s Musica Sacra presents Verdi’s Requiem on the anniversary of his death. Antonio Pappano conducts the Academy of St. Cecilia Orchestra and Chorus