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      Carl's Morning Quiz: Who am I? I was born 90 years ago today in the Little Italy section of Cleveland. Best known for my television and film scores, I won 20 Grammy Awards and 4 Academy Awards. Some of my most famous scores include the Pink Panther theme, the Peter Gunn theme, and the songs "Moon River" and "The Days of Wine and Roses." Who am I? Answer >>


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      Music in an Arty Oasis

      The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival returns to the airwaves with variety and bravura, covering 300 years of repertoire from four different continents. The artists include some of the world's most prestigious performers like Garrick Ohlsson, Daniel Hope, and Lawrence Foster. Top chamber music players like Ida Kavafian, Steve Tenenbom, and William Preucil make up the backbone more...

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      It's difficult to keep up with conductor Leonard Slatkin. He is currently music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Orchestre National de Lyon. He's made 7 Grammy Award-winning recordings, with 64 nominations. With so much going on, how does one find time to talk about the distant past? more...

      Anne Akiko Meyers with Lisa Flynn

      Tuesday's Guest Host broadcast with Anne Akiko Meyers delivers all things violin—Lisa Flynn chats with this international soloist who plays on two violins by Antonio Stradivari and a Guarneri del Gesu. Through the recordings they're sharing, it's clear all three instruments sound magnificent. What's more subtle is the differences between the instruments; their distinct personalities, which is what makes a conversation more...

      Civitas Ensemble on Live from WFMT

      One of the Chicago area's top chamber groups comes to WFMT's performance studio for some live music and conversation with Kerry Frumkin as the Monday night series Live from WFMT returns. Most of the players of Civitas Ensemble are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, including assistant concertmaster Yuan-Qing Yu. On Monday, Civitas Ensemble with Winston Choi more...

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      Deals by the Incoming La Scala Chief Cause a Stir

      An agreement to purchase four opera productions from the Salzburg Festival, without approval from the opera house’s board or Italian authorities, has turned into a scandal in Milan.

      Cecilia Bartoli Returns to Paris in Rossini’s ‘Otello’

      The mezzo-soprano’s strengths as an actress are especially vivid in the role of Desdemona.

      Finding Fresh Poetry in the Familiar

      Some of the works Stephen Hough performed in his appearance at Alice Tully Hall might have been considered trivial, but he fleshed them out.

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