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50 Greatest Classical Recordings of All Time

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Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa where Pablo Casals made a recording of the Bach Cello Suites in the mid-50s.
15, 2014

Pablo Casals, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suites, BBC Music Magazine

TV Ad: Woman Conducts an Orchestra in Her Underwear

14, 2014

At one point in time the very notion of a woman conducting an orchestra at all – even fully clothed – was so outlandish to some that it took a long time to take hold. With some people, it apparently still hasn’t.

Conductor Osmo Vanska Returns to Minnesota Orchestra

13, 2014

Good news for classical music lovers in Minnesota and everywhere! Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the fine Minnesota Orchestra. It’s been reported that he will be back for concerts the next two seasons and has agreed to the same pay cuts as the musicians.

Rare Faure and Delius on Symphony @ 7

12, 2014

We begin this week on Symphony @ 7 with not-often heard music from two composers, one French and one English, whose lives spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, Gabriel Faure and Frederick Delius.

Concerto by Local Composer Richard Smoot on Fretworks

8, 2014

The Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra by Columbus-based guitarist and composer Richard Smoot will be featured on this week’s Fretworks.  Our recording from the mid 1990s is with guitarist Lynn Harting-Ware, who also has an Ohio connection.  Although now living in Ontario, Canada, she received music degrees at Kent State University and the University [...]

ProMusica’s Gala Features Classically-Trained “Garage Band”

8, 2014

Time for Three invades Columbus with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Friday evening at 8:00 pm. It is a performance not to be missed!

Baton Hero: Interactive Conducting Exhibit Makes You a Maestro

6, 2014

A high-tech museum exhibit unleashes your inner conductor.

Live Tuesday: Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall

Ludovic Morlot will lead the Seattle Symphony in Become Ocean, the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece by John Luther Adams.
6, 2014

John Luther Adams’ prize-winning piece Become Ocean headlines a concert devoted to sea and sand that includes Debussy’s La mer and an Edgard Varèse piece inspired by the New Mexico desert.

Jason Vieaux and Modern Mandolin Quartet on Fretworks

1, 2014

This Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101 on Fretworks, we’ll hear from guitarist Jason Vieaux’s brand new recording with music of Francesco Tarrega, and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stanley Myers’ lovely Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.

“Super” Composer Michael Daugherty is 60 Today

28, 2014

Contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty is 60 years old today. To celebrate the occasion, this evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have music that’s faster than a speeding baton and able to leap tall octaves in a single bound, the Superman comics-inspired Metropolis Symphony will be our featured offering.