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Classical 101

Do you want to hear something beautiful?

ONE AUDIO PIECE Click on below if you want to hear something really beautiful: [audio:placido-mar] The chorus "Placido e il mar" from Mozart's opera Idomeneo. That was the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the RIAS Chamber Choir conducted by Rene Jacobs. It's a new recording from Harmonia Mundi. You can hear the performance Saturday, October 3rd, on WOSU 89-7. If sometimes you just need to be blissed out, this will do it for you. You can switch around a bit to get the football scores. Mozart would have. Speaking of Mozart, here's what Rossini said of him shortly before he died in 1868: "Mozart roused my admiration when I was young; he caused me to despair when I reached maturity; he is now the comfort of my old age."

Christopher Purdy is Classical 101's early morning host, 7-10 a.m. weekdays. He is host and producer of Front Row Center – Classical 101’s weekly celebration of Opera and more – as well as Music in Mid-Ohio, Concerts at Ohio State, and the Columbus Symphony broadcast series. He is the regular pre-concert speaker for Columbus Symphony performances in the Ohio Theater.