Classical 101 by Request

Do you have a piece of music you’d love to hear on Classical 101 — either for yourself or to share with someone else?

While Classical 101 By Request is on hiatus, we’d still like to hear from you about the music you’d like us to play. We’ll work as many selections as we can into our regular programming and let you know when to listen for them.

Request something from your favorite artist or composer, or a piece that has special associations for you. Just fill out the form below, and please tell us why you want to hear the music so we can share your story with our listeners. We may not be able to play every request, but we’ll accommodate as many as possible.

What do you want to hear on Classical 101?

Vincent Peters / Metropolitan Opera

Fifty years ago, a teacher gave me two tickets to see Renata Tebaldi and Franco Corelli in Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur

Jo McCulty / Ohio State University

Dear friends, please join me for a new broadcast season of Concerts @ Ohio State, featuring performances by the students and faculty of the School of Music at The Ohio State University. 

color photo of soprano Maria Callas, sitting and posing
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What is there left to say?

Enough to fill an engrossing new film, Maria by Callas, another examination of the life and career of Maria Callas, over 40 years after her death and more than 50 years past her final operatic performances. 

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera's new production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata will be screened live in cinemas worldwide at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Staged by Michael Mayer, the show features sets by Christine Jones and costumes by Susan Hilferty. 

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Birgit Nilsson was born 100 years ago, on May 17, 1918, at her parents’ farm in Sweden. By her death in 2005, Nilsson had long been considered the world’s preeminent soprano for the operas of Wagner and Strauss.

Do you love your visiting relatives but, after 24 hours, enough is enough and if they won’t leave, you will? The arts community in Columbus gives friends, foes and family many opportunities to escape into holiday beauty, passion, drama and fun.

Last December, I joined 500 souls for a walking tour of downtown Columbus churches, presented by our new friends at Columbus Landmarks. Along with the exercise, we enjoyed cookies, hot chocolate and tours of four magnificent churches, each presenting a brief concert highlighting their music programs.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Audiences around the world will have the chance to watch The Metropolitan Opera's new production  Marnie Live in HD at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

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It seems as if late October and early November is prime time for our orchestras, theaters and dance and opera companies.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Bring on the dancing. The Metropolitan Opera has a hot new production of Camille Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah) complete with bacchanal.

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What rocker wouldn't want to sit on Mick Jagger's lap? What painter wouldn't want to clean Picasso's brushes?

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Highlands Presbyterian Church on Smoky Row Road is the home of a vibrant worship community augmented by a concert series.

germanuncut77 / Flickr

Montserrat Caballe has died, and there are no more grand divas left.

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD presentations, beamed into cinemas worldwide, begins a new season Saturday, Oct. 6. Anna Netrebko stars in the title role of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida.

Two years ago, I heard a recording made by a young, Cuban-born pianist now living in Columbus.