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Rodrigo’s Fantasy for a Gentleman on Fretworks

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo
The Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and Julian Lloyd Webber.
1:09PM
May
29, 2014

Joaquin Rodrigo wrote his Fantasia para un Gentilhombre for Andres Segovia in 1954, and apart from the Concierto de Aranjuez, is the most popular music featuring guitar that he composed. The Fantasy for a Gentleman is a suite for guitar and orchestra based on music of the 17th Century guitarist Gaspar Sanz.  Pepe Romero will be the [...]

Saturday on Stage and Serenata for June

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Claudio Abbado conducts Mozart's Marriage of Figaro on Classical 101 June 21. Presented In Memoriam
12:01PM
May
28, 2014

Program listings for Serenata at 1 PM and Saturday on stage at 1:30 for June, 2014

‘Time for Three’ Violinists Left Standing on Tarmac by Airline

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Time for Three
3:16PM
May 27, 2014

US Airways was not excited about Time for Three’s violinists, Nicholas Kendall and Zachary De Pue, when they tried to carry their violins onto a flight from Charlotte NC which was headed to Northwest Arkansas. They were told to put them in the hold.

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, Football Team Up To Help Autistic Teens

1:52PM
May
22, 2014

Ex Houston Oiler Larry Harris now sings opera and teaches kids with autism how to speak.

Jessye Norman Stands Up Straight and Sings

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Soprano Jessye Norman
12:08PM
May
22, 2014

Soprano Jessye Norman has just published her autobiography, ‘Stand Up and Sing’

Youthful and Mature Mozart on Symphony @ 7

6:45PM
May
21, 2014

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have an hour of Mozart with two fine contrasting examples of his art, a relatively youthful symphony of his Salzburg period, and his final piano concerto completed in Vienna in the last year of his life. Symphony No. 28 in C from 1774 (or possibly 1773) is one [...]

‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ Pokes Her Head Into An Animated Forest

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In a scene from the Cleveland Orchestra's The Cunning Little Vixen, two actors (Julie Boulianne as Dog and Martina Jankova as Vixen) appear from behind a computer-animated backdrop.
In a scene from the Cleveland Orchestra's The Cunning Little Vixen, two actors (Julie Boulianne as Dog and Martina Jankova as Vixen) appear from behind a computer-animated backdrop.
11:21AM
May
19, 2014

A new Cleveland Orchestra production of Leos Janácek’s opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.

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?

Lutenist Christopher Wilke on Next Fretworks

1:53PM
May
15, 2014

Fretworks usually focuses on the modern classical guitar for most of the recordings I present Saturday evenings at 7, but this week lutenist Christopher Wilke joins me in the studio for conversation about the lute and will perform for us. We’ll hear a sonata by 18th century German composer Johann Adolf Hasse.