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.

Classical 101July 16, 2014

Tchaikovsky 101, Part 4 of 4: Symphony No. 6

Tchaikovsky led the premiere of this masterpiece just nine days before his death — a death which continues to stir debate.

Classical 101July 14, 2014

World Cup of Classical Music: Germany vs. Argentina

Celebrate the World Cup with Classical 101, Germany and Argentina editions.

News & FeaturesJuly 14, 2014

Honoring Lorin Maazel, 1930 – 2014

WDAV honors the work of renowned conductor Lorin Maazel.

Classical 101July 8, 2014

Tchaikovsky 101, Part 3 of 4: The Nutcracker

Learn about the piece’s composition and the reason Tchaikovsky found solace in the character of Clara.

Just For FunJuly 7, 2014

How To Read Music

A 5-minute introduction to reading music, courtesy of TED-Ed

Classical 101July 3, 2014

How Handel’s ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’ Premiered with a Bang

The work’s premiere is a story of disagreements, bonfires, and… a lot of traffic.

Just For FunJuly 2, 2014

Where the World Cup & Classical Meet

The worlds of classical and soccer? Not so far apart.