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Classical 101 Podcasts

English, Classical, 1 season, 20 episodes, 5 hours, 6 minutes
Classical 101’s podcasts are entertaining and informative. Listen to get the CliffsNotes of an upcoming The Met Opera Live in HD Opera or leader of a local orchestra. A service of WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio.
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The Mysteries of Leaving and Coming Back

In her album Undersong, Simone Dinnerstein explores what it means to go to the same place again and again and to return home. The recording takes its name from the archaic word for a piece of music with a refrain, a passage of music that periodically repeats amid sections of contrasting music. It features musical works with refrains by Schumann, Couperin, Satie, and Philip Glass.
4/4/202210 minutes, 3 seconds
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SoundReels: 10th Anniversary Of 'Up' Is An Adventure For Your Ears

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the animated film Up, directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Set initially in Ohio, Up unfolds in dazzling visuals the outlandish adventures of an elderly widower and a young boy.
8/26/201914 minutes, 37 seconds
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SoundReels: Children's Choirs And Eternal Childhood in 'Empire of the Sun'

September 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of Poland, which opened the floodgates to World War II. On this occasion, this episode of SoundReels looks at a film set in the later years of the war.
8/19/201912 minutes, 18 seconds
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SoundReels: Music Inside And Outside The Wall In The Pianist

September 1, 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the combined Nazi and Soviet invasion of Poland, which marked the start of World War II.
8/12/201915 minutes, 4 seconds
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SoundReels: The Delightful Musical Mishmash Of Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'

Writer, director and producer Wes Anderson’s 2018 stop motion animation film Isle of Dogs was first screened at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.
8/5/201910 minutes, 30 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated: Poulenc's 'Dialogues of the Carmelites'

Some operas inspire reverence beyond who gets kissed and who gets killed. Francis Poulenc’s The Dialogues of the Carmelites is chief among them.
5/8/201913 minutes, 28 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated: Donizetti's 'Daughter of the Regiment'

In 1972, I saw a production of Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Regiment ("The Daughter of the Regiment"), starring Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. And in 1972, there were no two opera singers more famous, more skilled or greater.
2/21/201913 minutes, 36 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated: 'Adriana Lecouvreur'

Fifty years ago, a teacher gave me two tickets to see Renata Tebaldi and Franco Corelli in Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur.
1/8/201915 minutes, 24 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated Podcast: 'Samson et Dalila'

Bring on the dancing. The Metropolitan Opera has a hot new production of Camille Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah) complete with bacchanal.
10/17/201814 minutes, 59 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Verdi's 'Aida' At The Met

The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD presentations, beamed into cinemas worldwide, begins a new season Saturday, Oct. 6. Anna Netrebko stars in the title role of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida.
10/4/201830 minutes, 27 seconds
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SoundReels: Dancing With The Devil In Leonard Bernstein's Score For 'West Side Story'

Even if you’ve never seen the 1957 hit musical West Side Story, I'll bet you can hum the tune from "Tonight," "Maria," "America" or any number of the show's signature songs and dance pieces on command.
8/1/201815 minutes, 19 seconds
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SoundReels: Desert Fun With Maurice Jarre's Score For 'Lawrence of Arabia'

Lawrence of Arabia is, hands down, one of the classics.
8/1/201815 minutes, 5 seconds
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SoundReels: Cycles of Fate in John Corigliano's Score for 'The Red Violin'

A violin with a past is fated to keep dooming the present.
8/1/201813 minutes, 10 seconds
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SoundReels: The Surprising Main Character in 'The Magnificent Seven'

John Sturges' 1960 Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic film Seven Samurai features an intense musical score by one of the great composers of film music, Elmer Bernstein.
8/1/201813 minutes
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SoundReels: Classical 101 Launching New Film Music Podcast

Ah, the joys of summer — sunshine, long days, grilling on the patio — and movies.
7/30/20181 minute, 16 seconds
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'Notorious RBG in Song': New Recording Celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the mother and mother-in-law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the music lover. And, thanks to the Notorious R.B.G. blog, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unexpected pop-culture icon.
6/28/201811 minutes, 5 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated Podcast: 'Cendrillon,' the French Cinderella

The Metropolitan Opera presents a new production of Jules Massenet's Cendrillon, screened live in HD at movie theaters worldwide at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28.
4/24/201819 minutes, 27 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Gioachino Rossini's 'Semiramide'

The Metropolitan Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's Semiramide, broadcast live from New York in HD to movie theaters worldwide at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
3/1/201816 minutes, 49 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Giuseppe Verdi's 'Aida'

The Columbus Symphony and Opera Columbus present Giuseppe Verdi's Aida at the Ohio Theatre, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Rossen Milanov conducts.
1/31/201830 minutes, 27 seconds
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Opera Abbreviated Podcast: 'Tosca' in the Time of #MeToo

Opera Abbreviated is a Classical 101 podcast that previews The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series of performances beamed into cinemas worldwide.
1/22/201820 minutes, 49 seconds