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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: American composer Charles Ives was born on this date in 1874. His earliest musical training came from his father, a Civil War bandmaster, who led the town band. Young Charles played percussion in the band as a young boy and was a church organist as a teenager. He later studied music at Yale. Now considered an American original, his music was largely ignored during his lifetime and he made his living as an insurance agent. In what town was Charles Ives born--where his father served as town bandmaster? Answer >>
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Tune in for two fascinating documentaries. Polish-American conductor Artur Rodziński is remembered for his fiery temperament on and off the podium. Stories abound of his having kept a loaded pistol in his pocket. Some rumors, likely apocryphal, go so far as to claim that he once more...
The formidable pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins the Takács Quartet for a concert at Symphony Center on Thursday, October 16. Mr. Hamelin and two of the quartet players stopped by the WFMT studios for a live Impromptu. Mr. Hamelin more...
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Richard Ollarsaba, who was the "cover" for Don Giovanni star Mariusz Kwiecien, got the call at 10:00 am: "Mr. Kwiecien will not be able to sing today. You're on." He had four hours until curtain. "The instant I got the call, adrenaline shot through my system, but after the initial shock I immediately went into work mode and the only thing I could tell myself was 'Just do your job' more...
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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
This plunge into Schumanns complex emotional world was a sometimes shocking pleasure Continue reading...
Hackney Empire, London
Haydns little-known comedy is uproariously funny and exceptionally well sung, even if the staging can feel overly busy Continue reading...
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Sony Classical 88843082532
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Deutsche Grammophon B0021550-02
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