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Monday, January 26 at 10:00 am Tune in as Kerry Frumkin welcomes the Dover Quartet to WFMT. Following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has been making quite a name for themselves as one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. You can hear why when more... more...
Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 pm A CSO ReSound retrospective broadcast will feature music by the CSO’s two composers-in-residence, Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, conducted by music director Riccardo Muti. Clyne calls Night Ferry “a sonic portrait of voyages; voyages within nature and of physical, mental, and emotional states.” Bates calls Alternative Energy “an energy more... more...
Saturday, January 24 at 7:15 pm A new production of Puccini’s Tosca opens this week at Lyric Opera of Chicago, with three singers making their company debuts in the leading roles: Tatiana Serjan as Tosca, Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi, and Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia. “Tosca, an impulsive opera star,” says Lyric, “is in love with more... more...
Friday, January 30 throughout the day Tune in for this all-day tribute to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s charismatic and charming music director Riccardo Muti, partially curated by the Maestro himself. Recordings of his work and of his influences will air throughout the day, including recordings from the 2014 Birgit Nilsson Prize concert that have not more... more...
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The Manchester orchestra’s trip south delivers Mozart, Mendelssohn and Elgar in the expressive hands of Sir Mark Elder Continue reading...
Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday, Jan. 23. The two-time National...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets a nod today from his former boss, President Barack Obama. But...
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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.
Philharmonia Baroque Productions PBP-08
Handel: Music for Queen Caroline
Les Arts Florissants Editions
Judith Jauregui: Aura
Berli Music BM-002
20th Century String Trios
Mozart: Music for Basset Horn
Bremen Radiohall Records CD-1402