Musical One-Upmanship Demonstrates Quirky Quartet’s Talent

5:00AM
April
23, 2014

“Anything you can do, I can do better.”  So sang Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun.  Whether it’s on ice skates, in Cirque de Soleil, or in a concert hall, clowning around often is more difficult than playing it straight. Victor Borge set the tone for Classical comedy, followed quickly by Peter Schickele’s alter-ego [...]

Holocaust Remembrance Day on Musica Sacra

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Yad Vashem Israel's Holocaust Memorial
2:17PM
April
22, 2014

Musica Sacra commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with Schoenberg’s A Survivor From Warsaw

Listen. Rinse. Repeat: How Repetition Makes Us Enjoy Music

11:20AM
April
22, 2014

Just like putting on your familiar threadbare sweater again and again, or eating your grandmother’s mashed potatoes and gravy on a winter night, we tend to warm up more to musical works with repetition that makes them seem familiar to us.

Four Legends from the Kalevala on Symphony @ 7

Jean Sibelius in 1913
Jean Sibelius in 1913
7:00PM
April 21, 2014

On Monday’s Symphony @7, we enter the world of Finnish mythology for the Four Legends from the Kalevala by Jean Sibelius.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Franz Schubert: The Essence of Austria

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David Danzmayr
10:21AM
April 21, 2014

Does Schubert better typify Austrian music than Mozart?

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart and Salieri – From Russia with Love, Part 2

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Catch The Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:20AM
April 18, 2014

Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Mozart and Salieri” brought together some illustrious musicians and helped create one Russian opera star.

Beethoven for Four Guitars on Next Fretworks

2:04PM
April
17, 2014

The Texas Guitar Quartet will be heard playing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture on the next Fretworks program Saturday at 7 pm on Classical 101.

A ‘Crown of Thorns’ on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday

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Hear David Maslanka's "Crown of Thorns" on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m. on Classical 101.
1:00PM
April
17, 2014

Read about the botanical inspiration for American composer David Maslanka’s marimba work Crown of Thorns, and listen to Maslanka’s otherworldly music Saturday at 6 p.m. on The American Sound on Classical 101.

Good Friday Special: St. Matthew Passion

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Good Friday evening at 8 on Classical 101
11:45AM
April 17, 2014

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Otto Klemperer is a Good Friday special on Classical 101, at 8 p.m. Friday.

Contemporary Music Ensemble Commissions New Phone Ringtones

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Ringtones by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers? Yep.
10:15AM
April
17, 2014

Question: what do you call a smartphone that rings with a brand-new ring tone written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer?Answer: a smarterphone.