Symphony at 7

Thursdays at 7pm

Acclaimed orchestral recordings with host John Rittmeyer, Thursdays at 7pm.

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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. 

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Classical 101 brings you the very best music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods while our local hosts add interesting facts and tid-bits along the way. Here's what's in store for the week of October 2nd through 8th:

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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!

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Every week is concert week on Classical 101, and we've got the playlists to prove it. Whether you adventure through the sounds of the United States with Jennifer Hambrick's The American Sound, or join Christopher Purdy for music made by musicians you might even see at your local grocery store with Music in Mid-Ohio; there's something on-air for everyone. Check out what's in store for this week!

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Every week is concert week on Classical 101, and we've got the playlists to prove it. Whether you adventure through the sounds of the United States with Jennifer Hambrick's The American Sound, or join Christopher Purdy for music made by musicians you might even see at your local grocery store with Music in Mid-Ohio; there's something on-air for everyone. Check out what's in store for this week!

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Every week is concert week on Classical 101, and we've got the playlists to prove it. Whether you adventure through the sounds of the United States with Jennifer Hambrick's The American Sound, or join Christopher Purdy for music made by musicians you might even see at your local grocery store with Music in Mid-Ohio; there's something on-air for everyone. Check out what's in store for this week!

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Every week is concert week on Classical 101, and we've got the playlists to prove it. Whether you adventure through the sounds of the United States with Jennifer Hambrick's The American Sound, or join Christopher Purdy for music made by musicians you might even see at your local grocery store with Music in Mid-Ohio; there's something on-air for everyone. Check out what's in store for this week!

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Every week is concert week on Classical 101, and we've got the playlists to prove it. Whether you adventure through the sounds of the United States with Jennifer Hambrick's The American Sound, or join Christopher Purdy for music made by musicians you might even see at your local grocery store with Music in Mid-Ohio; there's something on-air for everyone. Check out what's in store for this week!

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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.

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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, June 26th through July 2nd. 

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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, June 12th-18th

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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, May 29th - June 4th:

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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, May 22-28.

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This Sunday, Classical 101 has special programming for mothers, grandmothers, and the women who make life special for so many. Whether she's near or far, our listeners can tune in to Classical 101 on-air or online to listen to music fit for mom, this Sunday. 

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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, May 1st- 7th: 

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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, April 24th-30th:

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Looking ahead to Earth Day on Friday, I'll have some really "wild" music on the next Symphony @ 7, The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony by Richard Blackford.  The title comes from a book by Bernie Krause, "The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places." 

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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, April 17-23:

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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.

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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, January 31 through February 6, 2016. 

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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, January 31 through February 6, 2016. 

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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, January 31 through February 6, 2016. 

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Placido Domingo turned 75 today and is rightly regarded as one of the greatest operatic tenors of our time.  In recent years he's switched to singing baritone roles in an amazingly long career to be performing at such a high artistic level.  He's also a conductor.

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When Late-Romantic Austrian composer Gustav Mahler completed his First Symphony in 1888, he called it "Titan," thinking of it as a large five-movement symphonic poem.  He eventually dropped the original second movement called "Blumine" and by 1896, dropped the title as well, calling it just Symphony in D.

The written headings that Mahler dropped do however tell us a lot about the feelings and intentions behind this remarkable First Symphony that expanded the boundaries of the genre in the composer's time as much as Beethoven's symphonies did in his.

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Along with multiple concerts around Columbus this weekend, Classical 101 is keeping your calendar filled with the best Classical music with several special broadcasts. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come on-air.

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  On November 10, 1909 in New York City, Gustav Mahler sat down at a harpsichord and led the New York Philharmonic in a performance of his own arrangement of music by Johann Sebastian Bach.  The great Late-Romantic composer of gargantuan symphonies was also a great admirer of the music of Bach.  He was also a leading conductor of his time and had come to New York from Vienna to be the new principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera.

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  When the Symphonie fantastique of French composer Hector Berlioz appeared in 1830, no one had ever heard anything quite like it.  

If you're a fan of the original Star Wars films, imagine how you would have felt if Luke Skywalker suddenly changed his allegiance and joined the evil Galactic Empire near the end and took Darth Vader's place? 

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Russian pianist Denis Matsuev won the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998.  As one of Russia's leading pianists, he can be heard in a recent recording of Tchaikovsky's First and Second piano concertos with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev conducting, surely a great combination.

Symphony No. 2 in D by Johannes Brahms arrived just a year after the long-awaited First Symphony of 1876.  After the 15 year struggle to complete that symphony, and the successful response with which it was greeted, the Second flowed out with relative ease and grace.

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