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Carl's Morning Quiz: One of the most famous of incidental music scores is Edvard Grieg’s music for the play Peer Gynt. Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King are both very familiar pieces of music. Who wrote the play that Grieg’s music accompanies? Answer >>
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[Christmas Oratorio on Exploring Music Starts Monday, 7:00 PM] Leave it to Bill McGlaughlin to uncover the inspiration for any achievement. On Monday he begins a five-part series on Bach's Christmas Oratorio. While the term "repurposing" has only been around for thirty years, the concept is older. There is music in the Christmas Oratorio more...
One hundred years ago, a small Lutheran college in Northfield, Minnesota launched a music program, kicking it off with a Christmas concert that was so successful, they've been doing it ever since. St. Olaf College has distinguished itself for its first-class Christmas Festival. This year offering traditional carols more...
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky called him one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, “…an artist worthy of comparison with Stravinsky, Bartòk, Berg, Shostakovich, or Prokofiev.” Polish composer Witold Lutosłwaski is often regarded in those ranks, but for some reason not as well-known. Not all composers have the same level of appreciation in more... more...
Irish Christmas in America is in town for a sold-out show at the Old Town School of Folk Music. If you don't have your tickets, hear them on a WFMT podcast. The group is wrapping up a nationwide tour in time to get home to Ireland for Christmas more...
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On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, turmoil...
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the Illinois governor’s race. Why...
Crime numbers in Chicago are reportedly at their lowest levels in decades. We take a...
The US NSA and Britain's GCHQ monitored the communications of an EU commissioner, UN humanitarian organisations and the Israeli PM, reports say.
Nigella Lawson says she is "disappointed but unsurprised" that two sisters who worked as her personal assistants have been cleared of fraud.
Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany, hours after being pardoned by President Putin from a decade in jail.
WFMT’s Midnight Special 60th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Celebration with Rich Warren.