Really Terrible Orchestra Irk Ears, Soothe Souls

8:27AM
June
2, 2014

If you aspire to play in an orchestra, you could practice hard to perfect your playing. Or you could do what the musicians of the Really Terrible Orchestras of U.K. and the U.S. do: grab an instrument you’ve tried to play well but simply cannot, show up at rehearsal and laugh at your mistakes.

Mozart Minute: Mozart’s Wordsmith

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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.
11:45AM
May 30, 2014

In this episode of The Mozart Minute, we meet the librettist for Mozart’s most inspired operas.

Otters Play the Piano at Washington’s National Zoo (Yes, Really)

2:04PM
May
28, 2014

The otters at Washington, D.C.’s National Zoo might have small claws, but they sure can handle a keyboard.

Mozart Minute: Little Wolfgang Hits the Road (Cha-Ching)

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:40AM
May 23, 2014

Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, was himself a professional musician, and famously promoted his children’s prodigious musical gifts.

Opera Company Offers High-Tech Opera Supertitles via Google Glass

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The screen for your opera supertitles could be in your Glass(es).
8:00AM
May
20, 2014

New York City-based On Site Opera experiments with Figaro Systems software to deliver opera supertitles straight to your Google Glass “eyewear.”

Mozart Minute: Leopold Mozart – Proud Papa, or Shameless Huckster?

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli on Classical 101, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:45AM
May 16, 2014

Was Mozart’s dad, Leopold Mozart, a proud father doing his best to nurture his gifted children’s talents, or were his paternal instincts dimmed by dollar signs?

TV Ad: Woman Conducts an Orchestra in Her Underwear

10:00AM
May
14, 2014

At one point in time the very notion of a woman conducting an orchestra at all – even fully clothed – was so outlandish to some that it took a long time to take hold. With some people, it apparently still hasn’t.

Mozart Minute: Dear Old Mom

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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.
11:40AM
May 9, 2014

In the run-up to Mother’s Day weekend, here’s a glimpse at Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother.

Gail Archer Promotes Women’s Music in Free Organ Concert May 11

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Concert organist Gail Archer performs a free concert at Columbus' broad Street Presbyterian Church, Sunday, May 11, at 4 p.m.
1:40PM
May
8, 2014

Concert organist Gail Archer is passionate about organ music and music by women composers. And she says she’s on a mission to make both more widely known.