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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

Cellist and Conductor Yuli Turofsky has Died at Age 73

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Cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky passed away on January 15, 2013 at the age of 73.
January 16, 2013

Cellist and conductor Yuli Turofsky died yesterday at the age of 73.  He was the founder and music director of the Canadian chamber orchestra, I Musici de Montreal.

Favorite Classical Recordings of 2012

Joyce Di Donato as Mary, Queen of Scots in "Maria Stuarda"
December 20, 2012

These are performances released in 2012 that I greatly enjoyed, and am happy to recommend.