Classical 101 Highlights for January 17-23
Every week is concert week on Classical 101. Tune in to hear everything from Ravel to Bach with witty insight and conversation from hosts in-the-know. Here's a sneak peek of what's on the menu for next week, January 17th through 23rd.
Sunday, January 17:
1:00 PM, Concerts @ Ohio State returns for another season!
Bernstein's A Simple Song performed by the Ohio State University Trombone Ensemble
Gershwin's Three Preludes presented by the Ohio State University Clarinet Quartet
Beethoven's Violin Sonata 9, Op. 47 featuring Kreutzer Leonid Polonsky, violin; Steven Glaser, piano
8:00 PM, Musica Sacra with host Christopher Purdy
Handel's Israel in Egypt seamlessly weaves together passages from the Exodus and Psalms. The work premiered in London in 1739. This work is also thought to be the earliest known musical recording; a wax cylinder featuring the voices of nearly 1,000 singers was recorded by Col. George Gouraud in 1888.
Monday, January 18:
7:00 pm, Essential Classics: "Music you know you know; even if you don’t know you know it."
Moonlight Sonata is certainly one of the most well-known piano sonatas around the world. Even the great Frédéric Chopin found the work utterly mesmerizing. So much so, he composed his lovely Fantaisie-Impromptu as a tribute to Beethoven and even structured the work much like the Moonlight Sonata.
Tuesday, January 19:
7:00 PM, The American Sound takes listeners across the country with host Jennifer Hambrick.
On the occasion of the premiere of Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans, The American Sound offers a program of "American Inspiration."
Wednesday, January 20:
7:00 PM, Fretworks features the sounds of our favorite stringed instruments introduced by host John Rittmeyer.
This week, American guitarist Eliot Fisk plays his arrangement of a keyboard sonata by Domenico Scarlatti
Thursday, January 21:
7:00 PM, Symphony@7 with host John Rittmeyer
Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez features classical guitar and orchestra in a stunning 20th-Century composition rife with political context and the evocative sounds of nature.
Friday, January 22:
7:00 PM Classical 101 presents The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas with works by Prokofiev and Berlioz.
Saturday, January 23:
1:00 PM, Metropolitan Opera Broadcast
This week the Metropolitan Opera presents Wagner's epic Tannhauser; a tale of bliss and ultimate sacrifice.
6:00 PM, The American Sound with host Jennifer Hambrick
Music by some of Vaudeville's biggest stars, including Louis Alter, Russell Alexander and Irving Berlin steal the show.
7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer
The Pro Arte Guitar Trio performs Bachianas brasileiras No. 4 by composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
8:00 PM, Concierto
Continues with more fabulous music of Latin America.