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Carl's Morning Quiz: We just heard several selections--a song, an orchestral work, and an excerpt--from Shakespeare's play The Tempest. The main character, Prospero, is a sorcerer who lives on an island. But before the play begins, Prospero is overthrown from his previous position. What was Prospero's former position? Answer >>
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The B minor Mass was written over a 35-year span, and never performed as a complete and distinct work during Bach's lifetime. The original was preserved by the composer's son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who made some editorial changes and had the work copied. In spite of intense curiosity from the likes of Haydn more...
Hear Susan Tang in a recital given during the 2012-2013 Jewel Box Concerts at Northeastern Illinois University. Dr. Tang studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and currently teaches at NEIU. There will be four recitals offered for on-demand listening from NEIU’s 2012-2013 season. more...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of music’s most loved, most influential, and most polarizing composers. With his music dramas, Richard Wagner boldly abandons convention; he pursues a vision that reaches beyond 19th century concepts of structure, harmony, orchestration (even inventing new instruments); beyond social mores—beyond anything that more... more...
A WFMT favorite "comes home" to perform on Live from WFMT. The Ukrainian-born pianist, Inna Faliks, was brought to the U.S. at the age of 10 by her mother. She was a student of the late Emilio del Rosario more...
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A critical guide to classical music performances in New York.
Photographer Wayne Miller, whose work captured life on Chicago's South Side and war in...
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The government defends security services against criticism they missed signs which might have helped prevent the murder of a soldier in London.
A plane with smoke billowing from one of its engines makes an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport.
Three people are rescued after part of a US road bridge on the main route between Seattle and Vancouver collapsed into a river in Washington state.
Gál: Symphony No 2
Beethoven: Complete Quartets, Vol 1
Brooklyn Rider: A Walking Fire
Mercury Classics B0018309-02
Ian Bostridge Sings Britten
EMI Classics 33430-2
Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol 2