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Mozart Minute: Mozart Says Parisians Have No Taste

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
August 22, 2014

During his job hunting trip to Paris, Mozart cozied up to all the right people in the French capital, networked something fierce and, as he did everywhere, handily made a bunch of friends. But, alas – No. Such. Luck.

Mozart Minute: Wolfgang Pounds the Pavement, Part 2

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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
August 15, 2014

There might be worse things than being an organist at the court of Versailles. Then again, if you believe Mozart, there might not.

A Horn Full of Honey

10:22AM
August
4, 2014

According to Zubin Mehta, who first conducted the Vienna Phil in 1961, “It’s their obstinacy that has kept them so different, sound-wise, from the other orchestras of the world.”

Mozart Minute Podcast: Requiem for a Bird

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Catch The Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasats.
11:40AM
August 1, 2014

The funeral ceremony Mozart organized for his beloved pet starling had all the bathos of the most outlandish comic operas.

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?

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.

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..

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]