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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: The opera Carmen by Georges Bizet had its first performance on this date, March 3, 1875 in Paris. The premiere at the Opera-Comique was not a success. And Bizet died suddenly three months later, never knowing of its world-wide success. In 1954, a film was made—based on a Broadway play—updating the story of Carmen to 1940s Chicago. What is the name of this adaptation? Answer >>
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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...
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...
WFMT remembers the distinguished actor, director, and author, Leonard Nimoy, who joined Lisa Flynn in 2008 to share music and memories. This rebroadcast was produced by Louise Frank. more...
Monday, March 2 at 6:00 pm (repeats Sunday, March 8 at 11:00 pm) This month’s Ryan Opera Center recital will feature works by Srul Irving Glick, Viktor Ullmann, and an aria from Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera The Passenger, being presented at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Performing in this recital, recorded in WFMT’s Levin Studio: Julie Miller, more... more...
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Rattle, who takes over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017, denies appointment was dependent on venue being builtContinue reading...
The London Symphony Orchestra has made an important choice for the arts in general, not just for music Continue reading...
A hornist with the Berlin Philharmonic on his 13 years with the conductor and what the London Symphony Orchestra can expect from its new leader
Incomes for those of working age are still below pre-crisis levels, according to research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).
The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.
A new poll has Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesús "Chuy" García locked in a dead...
Chicago Public Schools today announced it will give the controversial standardized test...
White Sox great Minnie Miñoso died on March 1. His birth year has been disputed,...
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Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas
Canary Classics CC-14 (2 CDs)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4
JB Recordings MM-15029
Broadway – Lafayette
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