Classical 101August 18, 2014

Mozart 101: Part 2 of 4: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is considered to be one of Mozart’s most famous compositions. Completed August 10, 1787, while the composer was freelancing in Vienna, A Little Night Music is an upbeat serenade originally written for two violins, viola, cello, and double bass. Consisting of just 4 movements, the piece has been dubbed a “supreme mastery

Classical 101August 13, 2014

Mozart 101, part 1 of 4: Mozart’s Life

At three, Mozart played piano. At five, he composed music. At six, he performed for royalty. But this early talent didn’t stop “Wolfie” from stirring up trouble, too.

Classical 101August 11, 2014

Beethoven 101, Part 4: Missa Solemnis

His turbulent final days brought forth some of his greatest works.

@WDAVAugust 7, 2014

Rachmaninoff: How Russian Romanticism Inspired 1970s Hits

WDAV Development Director Rodger Clark shares how his love of classical music began… even before he knew it was classical music.

Classical 101August 5, 2014

Beethoven 101, Part 3: “Emperor Concerto”

Learn the story behind one of the most beloved piano concertos.

Just For FunAugust 4, 2014

Why Classical is for Everyone

“Everybody loves classical music – they just haven’t found out about it yet.” A TED Talk for anyone who doesn’t love classical… yet.

Classical 101July 29, 2014

Beethoven 101, Part 2 of 4: “Sinfonia Eroica”

Learn the circumstances behind Beethoven’s ‘Sinfonia Eroica,’ including the story behind the title and the beginning of a new symphonic style.

News & FeaturesJuly 28, 2014

World War I & Classical Music

On the centenary of World War I, learn about the war through a unique lens: through the era’s classical compositions.

Classical 101July 24, 2014

Beethoven 101, Part 1 of 4

Family pressures, escalating deafness, and a costly custody battle: learn the events that infused Beethoven’s works with such powerful emotion.

News & FeaturesJuly 23, 2014

The Future of Classical Music

Is classical music becoming obsolete? The Diane Rehm Show examines the state of classical music today.