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Pain, Pleasure and Purcell: Why a Ground Bass Hurts So Good

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How Henry Purcell transformed cycles of desire and pain into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.
10:00AM
July
30, 2014

From the circular ground bass patterns of Baroque music, to the Guggenheim Museum’s sloping, spiraling floors, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick explains how Henry Purcell transformed pain into pleasure – and into some of the most satisfying music ever composed.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Fiordiligi

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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.
11:35AM
July 25, 2014

You’d think an opera composer as great as Mozart was would write an opera role as demanding as that of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte only for a top-notch singer. But did he?

Purcell’s Groove: The Anatomy of an Unlikely Musical Obsession

Les Concert des Nations in performance.
Les Concert des Nations in performance.
10:30AM
July
21, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick found an unlikely musical obsession in a gorgeous performance of a tiny little movement by Henry Purcell.

Mozart Minute: Man’s Best Friend

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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
July 18, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick opines that if Mozart were alive today, he’d be the kind of guy to push the pooch home in a pram after doggie play dates, dress it in designer sweaters and feed it nummy organic treats from upscale pet boutiques.

One, Two Three, Four Guitars and a Lute on Fretworks

12:35PM
July
17, 2014

The Next Fretworks program will feature music for various numbers of guitars, with a bit of Renaissance lute for good measure. Ron McFarlane has several pieces from 16th century France by Pierre Attaignant.

Mozart Minute: Michael Haydn on the Sauce

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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.
12:03PM
July 11, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute, Wolfgang Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, tells his wife and son about a moment of weakness that led Franz Joseph Haydn to deliver a less-than-stellar performance – in church..

Music (Not) Made in America on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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Hear Stravinky's Circus Polk and American-Inspired works by other foreign-born composers on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 p.m.
1:40PM
July
10, 2014

Artists visiting America have through the ages soaked in the unique richness of American culture and reinterpreted it in new artworks. Saturday evening on The American Sound join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for fun, American-inspired music by foreign-born composers.

Concerto of the South on Next Fretworks

10:44AM
July
10, 2014

Mexican composer Manuel Ponce wrote his Concerto of the South, which features native Mexican rhythms and harmonies combine with the composer’s own original themes will be featured on Fretworks Saturday night at 7pm on Classical 101.

Modern Birthday Gifts For Famous Composers

Anna Bahr Mildenburg
Anna Bahr Mildenburg
6:06PM
July 9, 2014

What would you give Mahler, or Mozart, or Bach for his birthday?

Monster Pianos

1:53AM
July
9, 2014

Playing piano with your feet…your teacher would have been appalled!