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“Minimalist Jukebox” With L. A. Phil on Classical Showcase

12:58PM
January
9, 2015

The next Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 p.m. presents the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with John Adams conducting in three contemporary pieces that were on a program as part of a concert series called “Minimalist Jukebox.”

Debussy, Bach and Flamenco on Next Fretworks

Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
Guitarists Eliot Fisk and Paco Pena performing for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.
1:40PM
January 8, 2015

Bach, Debussy, Mozart, oh my! This week’s Fretworks is nothing less than a parade of master works.

Mozart Minute: Re-gifting, Mozart Style

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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
December 19, 2014

Re-giting, family politics – it’s the holiday season, Mozart style!

Conductor Christopher Hogwood Dies at Age 73

2:59PM
September
24, 2014

The English conductor Christopher Hogwood died today after a long illness at the age of 73. He was the noted founder of the early-music orchestra The Academy of Ancient Music, a group he started in 1973 and directed for some 30 years.

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.