A Festive Farewell to Summer Festival Season on The American Sound

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Tune in for a festive farewell to summer festival season on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.
1:34PM
August
21, 2014

in the waning days of summer festival season, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick shares her list of the top 10 reasons to love – and miss – summer festivals. Join Jennifer Hambrick for a festive farewell to summer festival season on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.

World War I Soldier Carved Battle Diary into His Violin

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A century after the beginning of World War I, a soldier's violin tells tales of the trenches.
12:33PM
August 19, 2014

Most soldiers tell stories of their time in the trenches. But one British World War I soldier let his violin do the talking.

Mozart Minute: Wolfgang Pounds the Pavement, Part 2

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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.
11:40AM
August 15, 2014

There might be worse things than being an organist at the court of Versailles. Then again, if you believe Mozart, there might not.

American Attitude on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

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American music with pluck on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday, on Classical 101.
1:40PM
August 7, 2014

Call it the can-do spirit run amok, or call it an extra dose of chutzpah – whatever name you give it, a thread of defiance has always run through the American psyche.

Kansas Farmer Plays Trombone, Messes with Cows

1:09PM
August
6, 2014

Farmer Derek Klingenberg plays his trombone till the cows come home.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Requiem for a Bird

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Catch The Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasats.
11:40AM
August 1, 2014

The funeral ceremony Mozart organized for his beloved pet starling had all the bathos of the most outlandish comic operas.

Pain, Pleasure and Purcell: Why a Ground Bass Hurts So Good

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How Henry Purcell transformed cycles of desire and pain into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.
10:00AM
July
30, 2014

From the circular ground bass patterns of Baroque music, to the Guggenheim Museum’s sloping, spiraling floors, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick explains how Henry Purcell transformed pain into pleasure – and into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.

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.