Mozart Minute: Mozart Insists That He Is Not a Rat

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
December 12, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute podcast, a family soap opera almost stymies Wolfgang’s romance with his future wife, Constanze Weber.

Meet the Composer of the Music for Candy Crush Soda Saga

1:56PM
December
11, 2014

Swedish composer Johan Holmström’s music reaches millions people every day without even entering the concert hall. Holmström is the composer of soundtrack of Candy Crush Soda Saga.

Elim Chan Becomes First Woman to Win London Conducting Competition

Elim Chan, winner of the 2014 LSO Flick Competition
Elim Chan, the first female winner of the London Symphony Orchestra's Donatella Flick Competition.
11:58AM
December 11, 2014

This year’s winner of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Flick Competition has broken the mold. Congratulations to Elim Chan the first female winner.

Violinist Scolds Parents of Coughing Child Mid-Concert

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Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung's London comeback recital took place yesterday at London's Royal Festival Hall.
3:45PM
December
4, 2014

In her comeback to the concert stage, violinist Kyung-Wha Chung scolds the parents of a coughing child.

NY Times Reporter-Turned-Cellist’s Memoir Salutes Late-Starters

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Ari L. Goldman's memoir "The Late Starters Orchestra" is a love story about music, family and dreams that come true in their own perfect ways.
10:00AM
December 4, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick reviews one of the great musical books of 2014: The Late Starters Orchestra, a musical memoir by former New York Times reporter-turned-amateur-cellist Ari Goldman, is a beautiful about loving and living the dream – whatever that dream may be and however unlikely it may seem – at midlife and beyond.

Are There Enough Women in U.S. Orchestras?

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the major U.S. orchestras represented in gender equity data gathered by composer and blogger Suby Raman.
4:10PM
December
2, 2014

Composer and blogger Suby Raman recently published data that suggests there are significant gender disparities among the musicians in America’s major orchestras. Should we make a concerted effort to overcome these disparities? And if so, how?

Thanksgiving Mashup On The American Sound

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Enjoy Thanksgiving with great American music on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
10:00AM
November 26, 2014

As you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers, enjoy some great American musical fare on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday, on Classical 101.

Mozart Minute: The Tough Sell

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
November 21, 2014

Trying to justify to his father his decision to stay in Vienna as a freelancer rather than return home to Salzburg, Mozart walked a tightrope between satisfying his father’s emotional needs and claiming his right to live his own life.

Mozart Minute: Mozart After the Fall

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
November 14, 2014

Mozart’s conversation with the man who dismissed him from his court job with a kick in the backside turns into a sparring match – or would have, had either man had anything to swing at the other but schoolboy taunts.