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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: French composer Maurice Ravel was born on this date in 1875. Late in his career, he wrote Bolero, originally titled Fandango. He called it "an experiment in a very special and limited direction. He also used the phrase ďa piece for orchestra without music." The 1934 film Bolero starring Carole Lombard and George Raft used Ravel's theme. What 1979 romantic comedy film actually mentioned Ravel's composition as part of the dialogue? Answer >>
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As has so often been the case, New York City is a well-spring for so much of American culture. It is the birth place of the likes of George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Kern. Since its founding in 1842, the New York Philharmonic has been central to America's musical life: they gave the first performance of Dvorak's New World more...
[Live broadcast on Wednesday at 7:15 PM] Clemenza is the story of the benevolent Roman Emperor Titus. Like the Mozart character, the historical Titus struggled over whether or not to pardon a friend and traitor. The historical Titus did have a Romance with the Jewish queen Berenice who had sided with the Romans in their war against the Jews. That's where the action of this opera begins more...
In the year 1977 NASA launched two unmanned spacecraft, space probes programmed to survey the solar system, timed to take advantage of a rare alignment of the planets. Knowing the probes would continue their trajectories indefinitely, NASA scientists elected to place time capsules within the probes more...
Leonard Bernstein and the Harlem Quartet seem to be made of the same stuff. The great conductor knew how to swing; and his compositions often had jazzy threads running through them. Likewise, the Harlem Quartet's discography totters between the likes of Schubert and Billy Strayhorn more...
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A selected guide to performances of classical music in New York City.
The head of the Met Police says a report which found officers had spied on the family of murdered Stephen Lawrence is devastating for his force.
Ukraine's interim PM says "no-one in the civilised world" will recognise Crimea's referendum on joining Russia, as Moscow backs the vote.
An ex-girlfriend tells the Oscar Pistorius trial that he fired a gun from a car, as a security guard tells of the shock of finding him with a dying Reeva Steenkamp.
We meet the four Republican candidates for Illinois Lt. Governor and hear their vision...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance in today's Chicago City Council meeting...
Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax and entrepreneur Jim Oberweis are competing in the...
All Day Immersion Seminar: Master Piano Trios with the Lincoln Trio
All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin