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Carl's Morning Quiz: In Bizet's opera The Pearl Fishers, two fishermen sing a famous duet expressing their love for a Brahmin princess, Leila. The opera takes place in what was then known as Ceylon. What is the current name of this country? Answer >>
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Thursday, March 5 at 8:00 pm Lorin Maazel (1930-2014) was music director of the New York Philharmonic from 2002 through 2009. Tonight, join us as the Philharmonic pays tribute to the distinguished conductor and composer in this birthday retrospective which will include works by Beethoven, Berg, Respighi, Mahler, and Lutoslawski, as well as one of more... more...
Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Kirill Karabits conducts the San Francisco Symphony in this concert with violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour. The program includes Honegger’s Pacific 231, Benjamin Britten’s Double Concerto, Sibelius’ Symphony #2, and an encore of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #2. more...
It is with profound sadness and a deep and personal sense of loss that I have to share the news that our beloved Continuity Director and Copywriter, Susan Bohlin, passed away this morning after a long and valiant struggle. Throughout it all she consistently demonstrated grace, patience and up until just several weeks ago looked more...
The Signature Series comes to WFMT “The key signatures of music are kind of like the signs of the zodiac,” explains Paolo Pietropaolo. “If you take all the music in a given key, you’ll discover certain characteristics,” just as people born under certain signs of the zodiac are thought to share similar personality traits. From more... more...
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It was never staged in Handel’s lifetime, and rarely is in ours, yet this concert performance makes an outstanding case for the work’s dramatic qualities Continue reading...
What punishment for the narcissist who leapt on the Royal Festival Hall stage to take a selfie during Dvořák’s New World symphony? If only life were like the Simpsons...
There’s an episode of Simpsons in which Homer ruins a U2 concert by coming on stage mid-song to boost his campaign to become Springfield’s sanitation commissioner. As the audience boos, Homer explains that he would be, if elected, “the most whack, tripped-out sanitation commissioner ever! Can you dig it?” Not before time the security goons drag him off stage. “Don’t worry, he’ll get the help he needs,” Bono tells the crowd. A video screen behind the band reveals Homer getting his face filled in by the aforementioned goons - totally justifiably in my view - as the band play the richly ironic accompaniment, their song In the Name of Love.Continue reading...
Royal Festival Hall, London
A rethought New World Symphony and exceptional Brahms were not compromised by a dancing intruder who took the selfie to end all selfies
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as he puts forward proposals for a seven-way debate instead.
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to wage jihad" is jailed for six years.
Nathan Matthews, stepbrother of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, appears in court charged with her murder.
Is there a kinder, contrite Mayor Rahm Emanuel? A new push by the mayor to soften his...
Caltech Astrophysicist Mike Brown was one of the scientists who, in 2006, led the...
Over the weekend, students from 13 Illinois high school students competed for their...
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French Music for the Theater
Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas
Canary Classics CC-14 (2 CDs)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4
JB Recordings MM-15029
Broadway – Lafayette
Sony Classical 88875032452
Spirit, Strength & Sorrow