Classical 101

Anton Bruckner
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A single work is scheduled for the next Symphony @ 7 on Thursday evening on Classical 101: Symphony No. 6 in A by the Late-Romantic, Austrian composer Anton Bruckner.

Antonin Dvořák with his wife Anna in London, 1886
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The next Fretworks program this Saturday evening will feature music with an American theme for the Memorial Day weekend, as well as music of J. S. Bach, and a guitar concerto by Ferdinando Carulli.

The Modern Mandolin Quartet will play their arrangement of the opening movement of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's  American String Quartet.  Dvorak wrote his most popular chamber work while in the United States for three years in the 1890's as head of the newly formed National Conservatory of Music in New York City.

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Summertime. That season of sun and relaxation is nearly upon us here in Columbus, but with its vacations and balmy tidings, summer may bring certain pressures for working parents.

color photograph of Janet Hall playing the violin and Daniel Parvin playing the piano
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A ballroom, a luxurious penthouse and a rooftop garden are among the amenities listed on the Web site of Judson Manor, an upscale retirement community in Cleveland's University Circle district. Keep reading and you'll see that the same list of amenities also boasts a restored Bechstein piano and a Steinway grand.

These instruments aren't just for show. They're played regularly in recitals given by Judson Manor residents - old and, thanks to the community's intergenerational Artist-in-Residence program, young.

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Period-instrument performance has been around for decades, but has really exploded in the last 15-20 years. A few groups popped up as early as the 50's and 60's, but the 70's is when it began to really gain traction.  

portrait of Mozart in whcih he wears a bright red coat
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It's fascinating to imagine what a day in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart must have been like. Mozart's father had a chance to experience that first-hand at the height of his son's career.

Maria Callas as Norma
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Opera and More presents full length operas, many famous and some less so, along with the best new CD releases of vocal music, Saturdays at 1pm on Classical 101.

This new venture allows Classical 101 to keep broadcasting fantastic operas at the same time eventhough the Metropolitan Opera season has concluded. In addition, we will feature an art song, aria, and solo vocal releases as time permits.

Yolanda Kondonassis her harp
Mark Battrell

This weekend's concerts by the Columbus Symphony feature Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and the Harp Concerto by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis joins the CSO for these concerts, conducted by Andres Franco. Also on the program: Astor Piazzola's Milonga del Angel and the Danses sacree et profane by Debussy.

Friday evening at 7 on Classical 101, Classical Showcase presents three piano concertos in an all-Beethoven program with Leif Ove Andsnes, who will lead the Mahler Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard.

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote seven fine symphonies over the course of about 25 years.  This evening on Symphony @ 7, I'll have his first foray into the genre with Symphony No. 1 in E minor.

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