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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: Sir Neville Marriner turns 90 today--born in Lincoln, England in 1924. He founded the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in 1958. But before beginning his career as a conductor, he played violin in the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. His son Andrew is currently a principal player in the London Symphony-- on what instrument? Answer >>
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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...
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...
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...
On Monday, April 14, Bill McGlaughlin begins a journey through a work that many have called miraculous, the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bill uses several different recordings to illuminate the work's mysteries. Listen to Bill describing the Lutheran upheaval that set the backdrop for Bach's life as a church musician more...
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Authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, as Moscow warns that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized off South Korea, coastguard officials say.
The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.
On the heels of an especially violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy...
Last week, state lawmakers passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to cut retirement benefits...
Chicago's most ambitious new park has an odd look to it these days. If you've driven...
All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin