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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.

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.

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra on Symphony @ 7

1:02PM
June
17, 2014

Hear musical sounds from the heart of Bavaria in Germany as we feature the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for the rest of the week on Symphony @ 7.  This evening, current music director Jonathan Nott will lead the orchestra in Franz Schubert’s youthful Symphony No. 2 in B flat. “Extraordinary city. Extraordinary orchestra,” is how the [...]

Mozart Minute: A Chip off the Old Block

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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.
11:30AM
June 13, 2014

Just in time for Father’s Day, in this episode of The Mozart Minute we get a glimpse of Mozart’s baby son, Karl.

Dvorak for Mandolins and Mozart on Guitar on Fretworks

2:05PM
June
12, 2014

The next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101 will feature guitar, lute and mandolins.  The Modern Mandolin Quartet will start the hour with the finale from Antonin Dvorak’s American Quartet, the String Quartet No. 12 in F in an arrangement for four mandolins from their CD, “Americana.” The early 19th century guitarist [...]