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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.

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Most Recent Episodes

Mozart Minute: More Than Just Cupid Love

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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
February 13, 2015

Mozart believes his Valentine came not from Cupid, but from a higher power.

Opera Abbreviated: Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle

Anna Netrebko in the title role of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.
Anna Netrebko in the title role of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.
4:33PM
February 10, 2015

Opera Abbreviated, learn all about a magnificent double bill: Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.

Mozart Minute: What Leopold Really Thought of Wolfgang

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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
February 6, 2015

Leopold talks smack about Wolfgang behind his back. Find out why.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Strange Bedfellows

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr
10:57AM
February
4, 2015

Wagner and Mendelssohn – musical oil and water?

Mozart Minute: Bedside Notes to Constanze

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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
January 30, 2015

How sweet! Like many good husbands, Mozart left little love notes around the house for his wife, Constanza.

Opera Abbreviated: The Tales of Hoffmann

Erin Morley as Olympia and Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of Offenbach's
Erin Morley as Olympia and Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of Offenbach's "Les Contes d’Hoffmann."
8:48AM
January 30, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera presents Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann live in HD, Saturday January 31 at 1 pm. Opera Abbreviated takes you there early!

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s Almost-Shotgun Wedding

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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
January 23, 2015

Learn about the “scandal” that helped Mozart get hitched.

Mozart Minute: Even Geniuses Get Stressed

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears a bright red coat
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
January 16, 2015

Was it overwork, perfectionism or a scandal that threatened to derail Mozart’s marriage plans that kept him from finishing the “Haffner” symphony?

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: The Merry Widow

Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
Renée Fleming as Hanna Glawari in Lehár's The Merry Widow.
10:50AM
January 15, 2015

Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to enjoy this week’s live in HD broadcast of Lehar’s The Merry Widow.

Mozart Minute: Boy Loses Girl, Boy Gets Girl Again.

image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears a bright red coat
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
January 9, 2015

In his professional life, Mozart emblazoned the fickle fortunes of kings, warriors, fools and philanderers across the stage for all the world to see. In his personal life, he once had a serious quarrel with his future wife over – dramatic pause – the measurement of her calves.