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Weekly Highlights: Leap-Day Edition

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This Leap Day, celebrate the best of Rossini, the Grammies, and more with 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, February 28th- March 5th.

This Monday, of course, is Leap Day so Classical 101 will celebrate with special programming all day. Here are a few sneak peeks, specially selected for the celebration of the Leap Year, Rossini's birthday, and a few Classical Grammy winners. Tune in and enjoy!

Weekly Highlights for February 28th- March 5th:

Sunday, February 28th: 

1:00 PM, Concerts @Ohio State

Beethoven's Cello Sonata in D, op.2 played by Mark Rudoff, cello, Edward Bak, piano

8:00 PM, Musica Sacra with Christopher Purdy

Bach's Mass in B minor 

Monday, February 29th: This Monday, we'll have two selections from the WOSU Music Library that have never yet been heard on Classical 101: Stravinsky’s song cycle The Faun and the Shepherdess and the Overture to Rameau’s Zais. Both works premiered on Feb. 29th.


Various Times, Monday: 

·  Igor Stravinsky (conductor) and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra for Stravinsky: Firebird and Petrouchka Suites


·  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (conductor), Leontyne Price, and the RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra for Prima Donna, Volume 2


·  Leonard Bernstein (conductor) and the London Symphony Orchestra & Choir for Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat Major (Symphony of a Thousand)


·  Vladimir Horowitz for Horowitz in Concert (Haydn, Schumann, Scriabin, Debussy, Mozart, Chopin)


·  Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin for West Meets East


·  Leonard Bernstein (conductor), and the London Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No. 8 


Tuesday, March 1st:

7:00 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. 

Wednesday, March 2nd:    

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Bela Fleck's performance of Moto perpetuo by Niccolo Paganini


Thursday, March 3rd:

7:00 PM, Symphony@7 with John Rittmeyer

Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben

Friday, March 4th:    

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

Pieces by Fauré, Schubert, Dvorak, and more

Saturday, March 5th:

1:00 PM, Metropolitan Opera Broadcast

Puccini    Manon Lescaut

 6:00 PM, The American Sound with Jennifer Hambrick

Geraldine Dobyns’ Possum Rag

7:00 PM, Fretworks with John Rittmeyer

Niccolo Paganini’s daunting Violin Concerto No. 2

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