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Classical 101’s podcasts are entertaining and informative. Listen to get the CliffsNotes© of an upcoming The Met Opera Live in HD Opera, a discussion with the leader of a local orchestra or getting to know Mozart a little better.

Classical 101 Podcasts include:

Most Recent Episodes

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Franz Schubert: The Essence of Austria

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10:21AM
April 21, 2014

Does Schubert better typify Austrian music than Mozart?

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart and Salieri – From Russia with Love, Part 2

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Catch The Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:20AM
April 18, 2014

Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Mozart and Salieri” brought together some illustrious musicians and helped create one Russian opera star.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Why Doesn’t Schubert Get Any Love?

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen in studio with Boyce Lancaster
6:00AM
April
11, 2014

Are Franz Schubert’s symphonies poorly written?

Opera Abbreviated: Opera at Ohio State

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Peter Pears, Kathleen Ferrier and Benjamin Britten with the score to The Rape of Lucretia
2:03PM
April 8, 2014

Here’s a special edition of Opera Abbreviated. Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia will be performed April 17th and 19th by OSU Opera Dept at Drake Performance Center

Mozart Minute: Mozart and Salieri – From Russia With Love, Part 1

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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.
11:29AM
April 4, 2014

“Amadeus” wasn’t the first dramatic work to take up the theme of Salieri’s envy of Mozart. Much earlier, Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri, had explored the same territory.

Opera Abbreviated: La Boheme

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Opera Abbreviated (and the Met) present Puccini's La boheme
1:55PM
April 1, 2014

Puccini’s La boheme is the next installment of the Met-live-in-HD-series. See it April 5. Opera Abbreviated that tells you all you need to know, and encourages a good cry.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Watching Yourself Conduct

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David Danzmayr taking in the sights in Downtown Columbus
4:59PM
March
30, 2014

I asked ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr if he ever watches himself conduct.

Mozart Minute: Wolfgang the Wunderkind Takes Down the Naysayers

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Catch The Mozart Minute Fridays at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:30AM
March 28, 2014

Even today, more than 200 years after Mozart’s death, his astonishing genius is still difficult to believe. Imagine encountering Mozart the boy wonder in a world that had never, well, seen a Mozart.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Charles Ives’ Musical Mashup

1:54PM
March
21, 2014

‘Putnam’s Camp’ by Charles Ives contains layer after layer of seemingly unrelated rhythms, melodies, and meters. Yet, they are there for a specific purpose.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart’s Death

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Catch the Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:00AM
March 21, 2014

In the final scenes of Amadeus, Mozart dictates his Requiem Mass from his deathbed, however Mozart’s sister-in-law Sophie Heibel, tells a different story.