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What is Your Favorite Work by an American Composer?

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John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)
9:45AM
July 2, 2014

Here are three American composers worth knowing better.

What’s Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola

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9:26AM
July
1, 2014

The sale of the most expensive musical instrument in history could be announced Wednesday. And it’s a viola. (Will the viola jokes stop now?)

Summer Music Quiz

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A summer night in the desert
5:00AM
June
28, 2014

Find out if you know your Elgar from your Alfven.

Mozart Minute: The Hot-Tempered Son

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Catch the Mozart Minute every Friday at noon on Classical 101 during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at www.wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
June 27, 2014

Leopold Mozart to Wolfgang Mozart: “My son! You are hot-tempered and impulsive in all your ways!”

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: The Glamorous Life of a Musician

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr
9:23AM
June
27, 2014

What a wonderful job to have! Stage lights, a live audience, and spending your life making music for others.

Top Ten Violin Works

10:31AM
June
25, 2014

Whenever someone asks Timothy Russell, Conductor Emeritus of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, about his favorite composer or piece of music, he has a saying he likes to pull out.  ”Whatever I’m conducting at the moment.” That is a simple answer to a complex question – but an honest one – for anyone in the music business. [...]

Mozart Minute: Dear Wolfgang, I’m Broke. Bail Me Out.

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Catch the Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at www.wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
June 20, 2014

Leopold Mozart drops all of his cash flow problems onto Wolfgang’s lap – and slaps him with a bald-faced guilt trip to boot.

Hot Summer Sounds on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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The American Sound welcomes you to an American Summer, 6 pm Saturday on classical 101.
1:10PM
June
19, 2014

Top celebrate the official arrival of summer, this Saturday on The American Sound Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick brings you summer music that won’t have you dreaming of ice floes.

Bach on Banjo plus Concerto for Four Guitars on Fretworks

12:57PM
June
19, 2014

We’ll ring in the official start of summer on the next Fretworks program with banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck and his arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3, a dazzling piece for any instrument. For a calmer musical experience, guitarist David Leisner will have American composer Lou Harrison’s lovely Serenade.

The 10 Worst Things About Playing the Oboe

9:51AM
June
19, 2014

To paraphrase a famous line, friends don’t let friends play the oboe.