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Opera Abbreviated: The Marriage of Figaro

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Listen to Opera Abbreviated for more on The Marriage of Figaro
4:11PM
October 15, 2014

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, October 18 at 1.30 PM

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Macbeth

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
9:01AM
October 8, 2014

Opera Abbreviated presents Macbeth, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Shakespeare’s play. See it live in HD from the Met on Saturday, October 11.

New Book: Virgil Thomson, Music Chronicles 1940-1954

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Buy This Book!
7:50AM
October 3, 2014

Musical Chronicles of American composer and critic Virgil Thomson, including four complete books in one volume, is new from The Library of America, edited by Tim Page.

Music For Sharing on The American Sound

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Enjoy music that brings us together, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:40PM
October
2, 2014

With marching band season in full swing, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick reflects on music as a shared experience. This week The American Sound brings you American musical woks works that tell love stories, express community spirit and give voice to other shared experiences. Listen Saturday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.

Musical Dances, a Carnival, and a Chaconne on Fretworks

12:50PM
September
25, 2014

This week on Fretworks, a program devoted primarily to the classical guitar, we’ll start with a lot of mandolins for a Slavonic Dance by Antonin Dvorak with the Toulouse Mandolin Ensemble. Then Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang performs Fransisco Tarrega’s Variations on the Carnival of Venice.

Introducing Essential Classics

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Essential Classics joins Classical 101 Monday nights at 7
12:48PM
September 8, 2014

Essential Classics is a new program, Monday nights at 7 on Classical 101 beginning September 8

Alive Inside: A Very Special Film

Henry, an Alzheimer's patient listens to music as a form of therapy, in a scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory.
Henry, an Alzheimer's patient listens to music as a form of therapy, in a scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory.
10:34AM
September
5, 2014

Alive Inside is a film by Michael Rosato-Bennet, to presenting the work of Dan Cohen, who uses music to stimulate minds lost to Alzheimer’s disease

Catch “the Spirit of the Mountains” on The American Sound

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Catch "the spirit of the mountains" on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
1:40PM
August
28, 2014

An Ohio native, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick doesn’t know about mountain climbing. But she does know about the effect that mountains can have on you – and it is unlike anything else.

Let’s Talk About Michael Tippett

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Sir Michael Tippett broke the mold in music and in life
1:54PM
August 27, 2014

Composer Michael Tippett (1905-1998) wrote music of quantity and quality. Seek out A Child of Our Time

Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto on Fretworks

Heitor Villa-Lobos at the end of a concert in Tel Aviv, 1952
Heitor Villa-Lobos (center) at the end of a concert in Tel Aviv, 1952
1:19PM
August 14, 2014

This Saturday evening on Fretworks, I’ll have the Guitar Concerto from Brazil’s best-known composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos. This piece was written for Andres Segovia, who gave the first performance of this popular work in 1956. We’ll hear the Uruguayan guitarist Eduardo Fernandez in a recording with the English Chamber Orchestra.