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Weekly Highlights: September 25th - Oct. 1st

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Florestan (Günther Treptow) and Leonore (Karina Kutz) from Beethoven's single opera, 'Fidelio.' (picture taken September 1945, Deutsche Opera Berlin)"

Whether you're in the mood for some Handel or feeling more like Stravinsky's Firebird would light up your day, Classical 101 has something for everyone each week. Daily programming such as The Amadeus Deli provide the staples— the meat and potatoes of Classical repertoire— while special evening shows such as Fretworks and The American Sound add a little spice to the musical palette. 

Be sure to tune in each week, and don't forget to submit your favorite pieces to By Request for Friday afternoons!

Sunday, September 25th:

1:00 PM, Music in Mid-Ohio presents "Musica Cubana" with Christopher Purdy and guest host  Orlay Alonso

Jose Maria Vitier's Misa Cubana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt-bkr_Cyzk

8:00 PM, Musica Sacra with Christopher Purdy

Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S99FCAFNgaA

Monday, September 26th:

7:00 PM, Essential Classics with Christopher Purdy

Borodin's Prince Igor and Polovtsian Dances 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmfTqVqngO8

Tuesday, September 27th:

7:00 PM, The American Sound

Dan Locklair's Symphony of Seasons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPIphctKlL8

Wednesday, September 28th:

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Otono Poteno by Astor Piazzola

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WIaHQwlfsw

Thursday, September 29th:

7:00 PM, Symphony@7 with John Rittmeyer

Sibelius's Symphony No. 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCIw_4oJ4Gg

Saturday, October 1st:

1:00 PM, Opera and More with Christopher Purdy

Beethoven's Fidelio is a bit of an anomaly since it is: Beethoven's only opera, a an opera with spoken dialogue, and a direct commentary on Beethoven's political perspectives. The main character is a heroic woman who rescues her husband from a political prison. If that doesn't make you want to learn more and listen to this great work, check out this incredible aria sung by the ineffable Jonas Kauffman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q407GBv3wjY

6:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Mark O'Connor's Improvised Violin Concerto

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Andrew York's Sunburst

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jja6cLDEk8o