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Classical Notes: April 1, 2011 Archive

The Short Version: Diz

Posted at 8:00 AM on April 1, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

The Accidental Poet from Lucas, Arkansas once said to a professional critic of his syntax, "A lot of folks who ain't sayin' 'ain't,' ain't eatin'. So, Teach, you learn 'em English, and I'll learn 'em baseball." Those were the days! It's time to play ball again, so here's a minute recalling the joyously irremediable Ghost of the Gashouse Gang--paired with his musical soul mate. A composer who also made an art out of sayin' ain't, and dared you to have a problem with it.

On the Air This Week

Posted at 10:49 AM on April 1, 2011 by Rex Levang

A look ahead at what's on the air in the coming week:

Friday, 3 pm: Friday Favorites
Friday, 7 pm: The April Fools: wacky antics from P. D. Q. Bach, Anna Russell and the gang
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra plays music from the Nordic lands
Saturday, noon: Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Rheingold
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Chicago Conventional
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Cincinnati Symphony with violinist Hilary Hahn
Monday, 8 pm: Roberto Abbado leads the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in works by Schumann and Michele Dall'Ongaro