Classical 101 Archives For May 2014

ProMusica Cellist Wants to Demystify Classical Music

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Nathaniel Chaitkin and his musical friends
2:07PM
July
29, 2014

ProMusica Cellist Nathaniel Chaitkin says Bach and beatbox have more in common than you might imagine.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Fiordiligi

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:35AM
July 25, 2014

You’d think an opera composer as great as Mozart was would write an opera role as demanding as that of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte only for a top-notch singer. But did he?

Going to Forbidden Places, On The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

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Music that takes us to places where we should not go, Saturday at 6 p.m. on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:40PM
July
24, 2014

It might have been someplace dark and seedy. Or it might just have been you older brother’s bedroom, the corner office or even the cookie jar on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t matter: it was somewhere you were told, in some fashion, not to go. But you went there anyway.

Concerto by Mauro Giuliani on Rare Historic Guitar on Fretworks

1:38PM
July
24, 2014

On Fretworks this Saturday evening, I’ll have a fine recording of the popular Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A by the early 19th century guitarist composer Mauro Giuliani. John Williams will play a rare Gaetano Guadagnini guitar made in Turin in 1814.

Opera is for the Birds – At Least Those That Can Carry a Tune

1:26PM
July
24, 2014

Six Parrots That Can Sing Opera Better Than You

A Lockout in New York

Peter Gelb the Met’s president and CEO
Peter Gelb the Met’s president and CEO
10:28AM
July
24, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has threatened a lockout if agreements can’t be reached with the company’s unions.

Maria Callas Interviewed by David Frost in 1970

David Frost with Maria Callas
David Frost with Maria Callas
9:28AM
July
24, 2014

Maria Callas on the David Frost TV show in 1970, as she was trying to revive her career.

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Featured on Symphony @ 7

Herbert Von Karajan
Herbert Von Karajan
3:40PM
July
22, 2014

This week on Symphony @ 7, I’ll be featuring some notable recordings Herbert Von Karajan made with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Another Glass Ceiling Shattered in Music, This Time by the Queen

Judith Weir
Judith Weir
2:00PM
July
22, 2014

It’s a title considered in Great Britain the musical equivalent of Poet Laureate. And for more than 300 years it has been held exclusively by men. Until now.

The 10 Most Underrated Composers

4:00AM
July
22, 2014

With that in mind, here are some underrated composers who more often than not to not get mentioned in that conversation, but deserve at least a listen.