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Gallery assistant Sandra Handley poses for photographs with a lock of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s hair, contained in a 19th-century gilt locket at the Sotheby’s auction house in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) LONDON (AP) — Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history. Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a lock of hair from the more... more...
Jim Unrath, a longtime WFMT program host and producer, died this past Sunday in Stockton, California of heart failure. He was 78 years old. Jim served at various times as operations manager, music director, and morning program host. He was the first host of the station’s overnight show when WFMT went to 24-hour broadcasting in more... more...
Baritone John Brancy, right, and pianist Peter Dugan, left (Photo: Elliot Mandel) WFMT salutes those who serve our country by broadcasting a special concert: Shropshire Lads: World War I Poets and Composers of Great Britain. Click above to stream the broadcast. The concert featured baritone John Brancy, pianist Peter Dugan, and poet John Wilkinson in a unique program more... more...
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Proving that Daniel Barenboim doesn’t have the monopoly on creating new pianos, here are some of the weirdest and most wonderful piano modsContinue reading...
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Barenboim’s first Schubert concert focused attention on his newly designed piano, which had perhaps too much power for the modest D664 sonata
In four recitals spread across a week, Daniel Barenboim is playing 12 of Schubert’s piano sonatas at the Festival Hall. But at the first of the concerts it was the instrument that Barenboim has chosen for the series, rather than his performances, that was the main topic of conversation. Before it began, our attention was focused on the new piano that he had unveiled the previous day, and to which he has given his name. On stage, the instrument may look exactly like a standard concert grand, but under the lid things are very different, the differences intended, it seems, to combine the power and projection of a modern instrument with the range of colour and touch that can be obtained from 19th-century instruments.
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Documentary maker Christopher Nupen remembers his first encounter with Daniel Barenboim, and tells the story of their collaboration that led to the legendary 1969 film, The Trout
Daniel Barenboim first swam boldly into my ken in the New Cavendish Street flat which I shared with the guitarist John Williams. His self-assurance was spectacular. We even managed to have a rather ferocious argument within the first few minutes of meeting. I no longer remember the substance of it but the impression of a free uninhibited spirit struck me forcibly and stayed with me.
John and Daniel had met at the summer school of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena where they became jointly famous for being the youngest and perhaps the most astonishingly gifted of the participants.
The impression of a free uninhibited spirit struck me forcibly and stayed with me.
We called the film The Trout, despite the BBC’s complaint that the public would think it a fishing filmContinue reading...
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
David Cameron will tell other leaders Britain will vote to leave the EU without major reforms, the UK foreign secretary says.
Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
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