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

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.
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.
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, 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
July 9, 2014

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

Monster Pianos

9, 2014

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

What is Your Favorite Work by an American Composer?

John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)
July 2, 2014

Here are three American composers worth knowing better.

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

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
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.
June 27, 2014

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