Classical 101 Archives For April 2015

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Opera Project Columbus’ Pagliacci

Take a look at Pagliacci which will be performed June 14-15 directed by Classical 101's Christopher Purdy.
May 30, 2014

Opera Project Columbus presents Pagliacci at the Jewish Community Center of Columbus June 14 and 15. Here’s a new Opera Abbreviated podcast with the violent story!

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s Wordsmith

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at
May 30, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute, we meet the librettist for Mozart’s most inspired operas.

Rodrigo’s Fantasy for a Gentleman on Fretworks

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo
The Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and Julian Lloyd Webber.
29, 2014

Joaquin Rodrigo wrote his Fantasia para un Gentilhombre for Andres Segovia in 1954, and apart from the Concierto de Aranjuez, is the most popular music featuring guitar that he composed. The Fantasy for a Gentleman is a suite for guitar and orchestra based on music of the 17th Century guitarist Gaspar Sanz.  Pepe Romero will be the [...]

Music From Finland Via France on Symphony @ 7

28, 2014

Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947) was a younger contemporary of Jean Sibelius, and this evening on Symphony @ 7, his Third Symphony will be featured.

Otters Play the Piano at Washington’s National Zoo (Yes, Really)

28, 2014

The otters at Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo might have small claws, but they sure can handle a keyboard.

Saturday on Stage and Serenata for June

Claudio Abbado
Claudio Abbado conducts Mozart's Marriage of Figaro on Classical 101 June 21. Presented In Memoriam
28, 2014

Program listings for Serenata at 1 PM and Saturday on stage at 1:30 for June, 2014

‘Time for Three’ Violinists Left Standing on Tarmac by Airline

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Time for Three
May 27, 2014

US Airways was not excited about Time for Three’s violinists, Nicholas Kendall and Zachary De Pue, when they tried to carry their violins onto a flight from Charlotte NC which was headed to Northwest Arkansas. They were told to put them in the hold.

Mozart Minute: Little Wolfgang Hits the Road (Cha-Ching)

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the podcast at
May 23, 2014

Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, was himself a professional musician, and famously promoted his children’s prodigious musical gifts.

Opera, Football Team Up To Help Autistic Teens

22, 2014

Ex Houston Oiler Larry Harris now sings opera and teaches kids with autism how to speak.

Jessye Norman Stands Up Straight and Sings

Soprano Jessye Norman
22, 2014

Soprano Jessye Norman has just published her autobiography, ‘Stand Up and Sing’