Classical 101 Archives For April 2015

Summer Music Quiz

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A summer night in the desert
28, 2014

Find out if you know your Elgar from your Alfven.

Mozart Minute: The Hot-Tempered Son

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Catch the Mozart Minute every Friday at noon on Classical 101 during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at
June 27, 2014

Leopold Mozart to Wolfgang Mozart: “My son! You are hot-tempered and impulsive in all your ways!”

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: The Glamorous Life of a Musician

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr
27, 2014

What a wonderful job to have! Stage lights, a live audience, and spending your life making music for others.

Farewell to Stromness for Four Guitars on Next Fretworks

26, 2014

On the next Fretworks program Saturday evening on Classical 101, we’ll hear the Divertissiment for Plucked Instrument Orchestra and Farewell to Stromness.

The Old West: Campfire Coffee, Cattle Drives and Ennio Morricone

25, 2014

Ennio Morricone has written some of film’s most memorable music, composing more than 450 soundtracks, his big break was A Fistful of Dollars staring Clint Eastwood.

Top Ten Violin Works

25, 2014

Whenever someone asks Timothy Russell, Conductor Emeritus of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, about his favorite composer or piece of music, he has a saying he likes to pull out.  ”Whatever I’m conducting at the moment.” That is a simple answer to a complex question – but an honest one – for anyone in the music business. [...]

Who Gets to Decide What’s Fun in Live Classical Music? You Do.

25, 2014

In the wake of last weekend’s “Messiah” crowd surfing incident, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick asks, how far can we stretch the traditional classical music concert to allow for different, or even unique, kinds of musical experiences, and how much do we need to?

Opera Australia Sacks Soprano for Homophobic Facebook Post

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Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House
June 24, 2014

Opera Australia dismissed Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri for FB posts antagonistic to gay people.

Mozart Minute: Dear Wolfgang, I’m Broke. Bail Me Out.

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Catch the Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at
June 20, 2014

Leopold Mozart drops all of his cash flow problems onto Wolfgang’s lap – and slaps him with a bald-faced guilt trip to boot.

Hot Summer Sounds on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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The American Sound welcomes you to an American Summer, 6 pm Saturday on classical 101.
19, 2014

Top celebrate the official arrival of summer, this Saturday on The American Sound Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick brings you summer music that won’t have you dreaming of ice floes.