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Weekly Highlights on Classical 101 for February 21-27

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You probably don't listen to Classical 101 on an old Degen DE1103, but however you tune in to programming, we appreciate your patronage. Here's a taste of what's to come February 7th-13th on Classical 101; Classical music all day, every day.

Every week is concert week on Classical 101. Tune in to hear everything from Ravel to Bach with witty insight and conversation from hosts in-the-know. Here's a sneak peek of what's on the menu for next week, February 21st through 27th, 2016. 

Weekly Highlights for February 21st-27th: 

Sunday, February 21st: 

1:00 PM, Concerts@Ohio State with Christopher Purdy

Mozart's Overture from The Magic Flute played by the OSU Symphony and conducted by Marshall Haddock.

8:00 PM, Musica Sacra with Christopher Purdy

Mozart's Missa brevis in G, K. 140


Monday, February 22nd:

7:00 PM, Essential Classics: "Music you know you know even if you don’t know you know it."

Barber's iconic Adagio for Strings definitely evokes melancholy. Case in point: http://www.classicfm.com/composers/barber/music/raccoon-candy-barber-adagio-for-strings/#5eXh3RQ4ijdymTKh.97

Tuesday, February 23rd:

7:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

This week features Peter Boyer's jubilant orchestra work Festivities, a work commissioned by Gerard Swartz and the Eastern Music Festival for its 50th anniversary in 2011. 

Wednesday, February 24th:    

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Serenade for Clarinet and Guitar by Donizetti

Thursday, February 25th:

7:00 PM, Symphony@7 with John Rittmeyer

Schubert's Symphony No. 9, commonly known as "The Great" is the final symphonic work composed by Schubert, and many consider it his finest work. In fact, the alter-title "the Great" originally refered to Schubert's own distinction of this piece being larger than his other symphony, Symphony no.6, the Little C major. However, audiences soon regarded the work with such high esteem that the work became "The Great" in terms of its majesty and evocation of emotion. 

Here's the first movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfwGLfJC-8M

Friday, February 26th:    

7:00 PM, The San Francisco Symphony during Classical Showcase

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts works by Sibelius, Bartok, and Brahms.

Saturday, February 27th :

1:00 PM, Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

Alban Berg's electric opera, Lulu. One of the most notoriously difficult and thematically-divisive operas in the repertoire, Lulu presents the story of a knowingly amoral woman who emotionally subjugates the men and women around her. The work is composed in the stylistic 12-tone from Berg learned and adapted from his predecessor Arnold Schoenberg, but Berg uses the technique in a uniquely fitting dramatic sense. The work was incomplete at the time of Berg's death, but was later finished by Austrian composer Friedrich Cerha. 


6:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Elliott Carter's Holiday Overture was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra as celebration of the liberation of Paris during WWII. Carter wrote the entire work during the summer of 1944 and it also won the Independent Concert Music Publisher's Contest 1945. 

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Bela Fleck performs Moto perpetuo by Niccolo Paganini.