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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

Mozart Minute: Little Wolfgang Hits the Road (Cha-Ching)

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
May 23, 2014

Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, was himself a professional musician, and famously promoted his children’s prodigious musical gifts.

Mozart Minute: Leopold Mozart – Proud Papa, or Shameless Huckster?

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:45AM
May 16, 2014

Was Mozart’s dad, Leopold Mozart, a proud father doing his best to nurture his gifted children’s talents, or were his paternal instincts dimmed by dollar signs?

Mozart Minute: Dear Old Mom

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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.
11:40AM
May 9, 2014

In the run-up to Mother’s Day weekend, here’s a glimpse at Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother.

Opera Abbreviated: Carmen

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Kirstin Chavez sings Carmen with the Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus, May 9 and 10
1:15PM
May 6, 2014

Bizet’s opera Carmen comes to the Ohio Theater May 9 and 10. Check out the latest Opera Abbreviated podcast !

Opera Abbreviated: La Cenerentola/Cinderella

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Pietro Spagnoli as Dandini, Joyce DiDonato as Angelina, Rachelle Durkin as Clorinda, and Patricia Risley as Tisbe in Rossini's "La Cenerentola."
9:48AM
May
6, 2014

A look at Rossini’s La cenerentola, the final Met in HD offering of the season.

Mozart Minute: Father Trouble

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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
May 2, 2014

Mozart’s relationship with his father, Leopold Mozart, was legendarily intense. In 1781, when Mozart was 25 years old, that relationship came to a tipping point.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Composer personalities

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David Danzmayr in the Classical 101 studios with Boyce Lancaster
5:45AM
April
29, 2014

How much do you need to know about the personal life of composers before you try to interpret their music? ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr has some thoughts.

Mozart Minute: Mini Mozart

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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
April 25, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute, learn about the four-year-old Mozart’s very first musical work.

Opera Abbreviated: Cosi fan Tutte

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Isabel Leonard as Dorabella and Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi in Mozart's "Così fan tutte."
11:35AM
April 24, 2014

Cosi fan Tutte, a bittersweet battle of the sexes is the next Met-in-HD presentation and is the subject of the latest Opera Abbreviated podcast. Listen up.

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?