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Carl's Morning Quiz: Because yesterday was Shakespeare's 450th birthday, another question about the Bard of Avon. For the last 34 years of his life he was married to a woman whose name was…? (first and last name, please) Answer >>
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Mexican maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto is getting a lot of attention from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra's audience seems to love him, he's great with kids, and speaks Spanish—all important assets for the CSO, as the organization works to engage the greater Chicago community. When it comes to the importance of acknowledging a community's diverse population, Prieto not only gets it more...
People are always saying William Shakespeare is the greatest English language writer. Did you know he translates well, too? Giuseppe Verdi supposedly kept the complete Shakespeare (in Italian) beside his bed. This week on Exploring Music, Bill McGlaughlin explores the synergies between Shakespeare's words and different composers around the world more...
Valencian pianist Josu de Solaun offers perspective on what makes a piece hard. The "Rach 3," the Third Piano Concerto of Sergei Rachmaninoff is famous for having fistfuls of notes; it was written to be played by the huge hands of the composer himself at Carnegie Hall more...
One only has to hear Vivaldi's Goldfinch Concerto from 1728, or selections from John Dowland's 16th century songbooks to know that the celebration of nature is as old as the hills. Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day 2014. WFMT's celebration will include Richard Strauss's epic tone poem An Alpine Symphony more...
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Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
Russia announces new military exercises on its border with Ukraine, after Kiev orders troops to move against separatists in the east.
Wrigley Field – then Weeghman Park—hosted its first baseball game on April 23, 1914, as...
Some Wrigley Field neighbors are pushing back against the operation of the Chicago Cubs...
Is there a painless way to solve pensions without raising property taxes that is...
All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin
Beethoven: Overtures & Symphonies
Tafelmusik Media TMK-1023 (2 CDs)
Bach: Easter Oratorio
Soli Deo Gloria SDG-719
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2
Deutsche Grammophon 479 2384
Locke: The Broken Consort
Above and Beyond