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Carl's Morning Quiz: : It was Fanny Mendelssohn who introduced the Bach prelude in C to Gounod on which the famous Ave Maria is based. Fanny's brother was instrumental in a revival of interest in Bach's music. What great Bach work did Felix Mendelssohn conduct to begin this revival? Answer >>
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The Metropolitan Opera presents Verdi's La traviata with Marina Rebeka as Violetta, a singer who has headlined a couple Lyric Opera of Chicago productions, including Lyric's own La traviata. Stephen Costello sings Alfredo and Ludovic Tézier sings Germont. Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra. more...
Spend your Christmas Day with WFMT for the best in holiday classics, carols, and readings. Holiday specials include Chanticleer, St. Olaf's Christmas Festival, and more. more...
On Wednesday, December 24, WFMT presents carols and traditional Christmas music throughout the day, plus holiday specials from around the world, including King's College Chapel at Cambridge, and a classic reading of Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." more...
ohn Birge hosts this Christmas special with the VocalEssence choir, featuring Brubeck's La Fiesta de la Posada. This year's program puts the focus on old French carols, alongside two world premieres in the annual VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Christmas carol contest. The new carols call for the intriguing combination of men's chorus with English horn. more...
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Join Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff next May on an exclusive classical music cruise down the Danube. Celebrate the genius of Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann.
An Exclusive Classical Music Tour through the City of Lights with WFMT! Join Carl Grapentine and fellow opera lovers next May as we tour our favorite European opera destinations in Paris.
Opera in La Suissse Romande! Spend a lovely spring week in in Geneva and Lausanne with Opera Adventures and noted composer, pianist, and teacher, Larry Axelrod.
Christmas in Harvard Square
Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums
Warner Classics 0825646243648 (5 CDs)
Lux de caelo
Harmonia Mundi HMU-907615
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Music for Advent