Classical 101

Classical 101July 21, 2015

Ohlsson’s His Name, and Chopin’s His Game

Get to know the three-time international piano competition champion unofficially dubbed “The Thousand-Handed God of the Piano.”

Classical 101July 7, 2015

A Rachy Beginning: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

Discover the backstory of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor.

Classical 101February 23, 2015

5 Things You Might Not Know About Handel

Celebrate his 330th birthday with these interesting facts.

Classical 101February 9, 2015

Celebrating Classical’s African-American Pioneers

Learn about the extraordinary careers and contributions of these three African-American pioneers of classical music.

Classical 101January 30, 2015

Honoring African American Classical Composers

From symphonies, ragtime, opera, and jazz, we celebrate the music of prominent African-American classical composers.

Classical 101November 20, 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Opera

You’ve decided to take the plunge into the beauty, power, and virtuosity of opera. But where do you start?

Classical 101October 16, 2014

Venus & Adonis: As Told By Shakespeare, Blow & Desmaret

One myth. Three stories. See how William Shakespeare, John Blow, and Henry Desmaret told the story of Venus and Adonis through poetry and opera.

Classical 101September 1, 2014

Mozart 101, Part 4 of 4: The Requiem

A mysterious messenger, a deadly composition, and a flawed ghost writer – discover the larger-than-life-story behind the creation of Mozart’s Requiem.