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Classical 101 is Central Ohio’s source for 'round-the-clock classical music. Our hosts provide insight into classical music news from Columbus and around the world.

Find concert previews, book and record reviews, arts features, and archived audio and video of local and visiting musicians. Listen your way through our podcast archives of Opera Abbreviated and the Mozart Minute for a deeper dive into the music we play.

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For many instrumentalists, the idea to "sing through your instrument" is just a figure of speech. But for Cleveland-based Ogni Suono saxophone duo, it's an actual way of life.

The New York Philharmonic announced Sunday that it has taken action against two prominent musicians over unspecified "misconduct": the orchestra's principal oboist, Liang Wang, and its associate principal trumpeter, Matthew Muckey.

The orchestra said the decision came after a five-month internal investigation, led by a former federal judge. Both musicians dispute the Philharmonic's findings, and while the musicians' union reviews the orchestra's decision, the two have been placed on unpaid leave.

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Earlier today in the Classical 101 studios, madness reigned supreme.

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Beethoven changed the course of music with his mighty nine symphonies. What would happen to music — and to the world — if the manuscript of a 10th symphony by Beethoven suddenly emerged from oblivion?

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It's a torrid late-summer day as I type these lines. I equate the cooler weather and the longer evenings with opening nights!

Columbus looks forward to plenty of first nights in the next several weeks, as the new arts season begins.

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A number of years ago, two dedicated opera lovers — Julie Castrop and Heather Spence — built a new company called Opera Columbus around Alessandro Siciliani, then conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Courtesy of James Judd

I couldn't find my keys. The car wouldn't start. Traffic was backed up for miles. I had to work late.

If you or someone you know has used one or all of those excuses for being late or missing an event, conductor James Judd says, not good enough.

The New World Symphony rehearses on stage at The Knight Concert Hall in the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts October 3, 2006 in Miami, Florida. -
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Gabrielle Skinner is in a coaching session for auditions at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She's one of 18 musicians here, and she plays an excerpt from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on her viola.

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It's been a few years since my first list of "10 Great Children’s Books About Classical Music." Just in time for the new school year, here's a list of 10 more engaging illustrated children’s books about classical music.

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Over the last few months, during Classical 101's Bernstein Summer, you've enjoyed our Bernstein Minutes on-air and online, along with countless performances of Leonard Bernstein's fabulous music in the run-up to the Aug. 25 centennial of his birth. 

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