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Classical 101's podcasts are entertaining and informative. Listen to get the CliffsNotes of an upcoming The Met Opera Live in HD Opera, a discussion with the leader of a local orchestra or getting to know Mozart a little better.More from Classical 101 Podcasts »

Most Recent Episodes

Mozart Minute: How a 14-Year-Old Kid Gets an Opera Commission

A previous episode of The Mozart Minute saw the 14-year-old Mozart composing his opera Mitridate, rè di Ponto on commission and for performance in Milan amid all manner of envy and intrigue. How Wolfgang the boy wonder secured a commission for such a large work at such a tender age is a story in its own right.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musician Commissions New Music for Clarinet

David Thomas is principal clarinetist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He usually performs in concert halls. But recently, he gave a house concert in the east Columbus home of two of his associates.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musician Commissions New Music for Clarinet

Composers Incorporated: C.O.D.E. "Gets Real" with Donald Erb

One of the most satisfying aspects of a good concert can be the visceral impact of seeing other everyday people, some of whom you personally know, perform onstage. It sounds so simple, but the mystique of the performer can often obscure the empathy and sincerity of their performance. The Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble, aka CODE, does a fantastic job of stripping away the affectations that keep listeners at bay while providing very new and exciting musical experiences. In essence, they know how to keep it real.

Columbus Flutist and Mezzo-Soprano Lindsey Goodman 'Reaches through the Sky' with Debut Solo CD

What do a baby and a new musical work have in common? Flutist and mezzo-soprano Lindsey Goodman can tell you.

Columbus Flutist and Mezzo-Soprano Lindsey Goodman 'Reaches through the Sky' with Debut Solo CD

Opera Abbreviated: Elektra

The collaboration between composer Richard Strauss (1865-1949) and librettist Hugo von Hofmansthal (1874-1929) produced the last great run of German language operas, Der Rosenkavalier , Ariadne auf Naxos and Arabella among them.Work between them began not with comedy, nor with domestic drama or fairy tales. All of that came later. Work between them began with Greek tragedy, Sophocles Electra.

The African-American Conductor: James DePreist

The wonderful Antoine Clark is a Columbus based clarinetist, teacher and conductor. Antoine recently took some time out of a ferociously busy schedule to help me with a series of podcasts on African-American conductors.

Opera Abbreviated: Roberto Devereux

The Metropolitan Opera presents Donizetti's Roberto Devereux live in HD, beamed into movie theaters worldwide on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This is the Met's first production of Roberto Devereux, and stars Sondra Radvanovsky as Elizabeth I and Matthew Polenzani as Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart's Feathered Fun

During Mozart's life, many a pet dog and even a pet bird wagged and flapped their way into the composer's heart – and, it seems, into his music, as well.

Mozart Minute: Envy and Intrigue Scuttle a Mozart World Premiere

If you've followed The Mozart Minute, then you know that Mozart's stay in Paris was pretty much a flop. He had hoped to establish himself as a composer in Europe's musical capital, but that didn't happen. And in at least one incident, envy and petty rivalry seem to have kept one of Mozart's new works from being premiered on a major Parisian concert series.

Mozart Minute: Mozart Rants about the Archbishop

After being sacked by the Archbishop of Salzburg Hieronymous von Colloredo, Mozart held his erstwhile employer in notoriously intense disregard. His disdain was so intense, in fact, that even discussing an improvised performance of some variations (which possibly became the variations K. 359, 360, or 352) at a concert for the Archbishop was enough to set Mozart off.

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