Classical 101 Archives For March 2015

Opera Abbreviated: Cosi fan Tutte

Isabel Leonard as Dorabella and Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi in Mozart's
Isabel Leonard as Dorabella and Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi in Mozart's "Così fan tutte."
April 24, 2014

Cosi fan Tutte, a bittersweet battle of the sexes is the next Met-in-HD presentation and is the subject of the latest Opera Abbreviated podcast. Listen up.

Music Goes to the Dogs…(and Chickens, and Donkeys, and Fish)

On the Trail
Riders on burros head down Bright Angel Trail into the Grand Canyon
April 23, 2014

How well do you know your musical critters? Test your skill!

Atlanta Symphony Cellist Performs for NICU Babies

color photograph of a room in a hospital neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU), with two women employees surrounded by tiny beds and other equipment
A hospital neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU).
23, 2014

You might say the audience for a recent NICU performance by one Atlanta Symphony Orchestra cellist was small. Very small.

Musical One-Upmanship Demonstrates Quirky Quartet’s Talent

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

vad hashem
Yad Vashem Israel's Holocaust Memorial
22, 2014

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

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

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
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

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
April 21, 2014

Does Schubert better typify Austrian music than Mozart?

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

portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at
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

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.