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Carl's Morning Quiz: William Shakespeare was born on this date in in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564—450 years ago today. Next week, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will open a production of the same Shakespeare play which launched Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in 1986. What is it? Answer >>
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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...
DeLayed Reaction: there are thousands of music schools throughout the world, few can claim a teacher having the cachet of Dorothy DeLay. Teacher to Itzhak Perlman, Midori, and Gil Shaham, the gentle lady from Kansas became a kingmaker from her studio at the Juilliard School, a teaching career that more...
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Gilles Vonsattel played works by Beethoven, George Benjamin, Liszt, Messiaen, Heinz Holliger and Frederic Rzewski on Friday at Bargemusic.
Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.
A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder.
The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, dies in a New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.
Chicago homeowners may have a familiar voice among their phone messages tonight:...
He is the first and, so far, only individual to be cured of HIV. In 2008, Timothy Ray...
Last week the first formal draft rules for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program...
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