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Weekly Highlights for The Week of July 10th- 16th

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One of many fabulous recordings of Puccini's 'La rondine,' which you can hear this Saturday at 1:00 PM on Classical 101.

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, July 10th-16th.

Sunday, July 10th:

1:00 PM, Music in Mid-Ohio with Christopher Purdy

Early Music in Columbus: The Early Interval: Cakes and Ale, Part 2

8:00 PM, Musica Sacra with Christopher Purdy

This week's Musica Sacra features the Soon One Morning Medley sung by the illustrious ensemble, Chanticleer.

Monday, July 11th:

7:00 PM, Essential Classics with Christopher Purdy

Grieg's Holberg Suite played by the Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra.


Tuesday, July 12th:

7:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring has become nearly synonymous with 'American music.'

Here is an incredibly illuminating audio recording of Copland rehersing with an orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfWMoHKZzfY

Wednesday, July 13th:

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck's album features Chopin as you've never heard his music before.


Thursday, July 14th:

7:00 PM, Symphony@7

Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Friday, July 15th:

7:00 PM, The Los Angeles Philharmonic Broadcast

Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Strauss's An Alpine Symphony

Saturday, July 16th:

1:00 PM, Opera and More with Christopher Purdy

Puccini's La rondine (The Swallow) debuted in Monte Carlo in 1917, but its music is somehow still a little uncertain, even after nearly a century. 

The opera was met with public approval and even some love from the press, but it remained the un-assuming cousin to Puccini's larger, more blockbuster-style, works. In fact, Puccini's own editor Tito Ricordi referred to the score as: "bad Lehar." (refering to the opera composer Franz Lehar)

Thankfully, this opera has received something of a revival since the 1990s and continued play in recent years. Listen this Saturday as Christopher Purdy introduces an opera set in the salon of a Parisian courtesan. It's full of romance, heartbreak, and scandal; it's nothing short of perfectly operatic.

6:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Leonard Bernstein's witty Divertimento for Orchestra

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Concerto for Four Guitars by Vivaldi, played by The Romeros