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Carl's Morning Quiz: In Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers, two fishermen in Ceylon sing the famous duet Au fond du temple saint expressing their love for a Brahmin priestess. What is the name of the princess? Answer >>
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It’s a WFMT Impromptu! International pianist (and Chicago native) Jeffrey Siegel is in the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio with Lisa Flynn, putting to rest long held misconceptions about Beethoven and some of his best known music. Did you know that Für Elise, the piece that toggles between an E and a D# (and more... more...
[WFMT Impromptu, Thursday at 11:00 AM] Jeffrey Siegel has made his rounds on various orchestra broadcasts, traveling from New York, to London, to Berlin, to Chicago. Such is the life of a concert pianist, but this one decided to become a value-added pianist; he liked talking from the piano, and the audience seemed to eat it up more...
A year ago they were featured on WFMT's The New Releases with a highly acclaimed CD of American composers, the oldest of those works was written six years before. Today on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, they'll go back a little farther—four or five hundred years—for some Renaissance works, including music by the German more...
[LIVE Broadcast, Tuesday at 7:15] Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus has a fairy tale quality (although it's most decidedly adult). Set in the perfumed world of Imperial Vienna, the maestro in the middle for Lyric's production is the dashing, young American Ward Stare. more...
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We talk with South African Consul General Vuyiswa Tulelo about an event giving...
A new investigation by the Better Government Association, with the Chicago Sun-Times,...
An art museum digs deep into its collection and brings out rarely seen works, from...
The North Korean leader's uncle, Chang Song-thaek, is executed after being purged for "acts of treachery", says the state news agency.
A new report highlights a fall in levels of youth violence but campaigners say the government needs to do more to tackle gangs.
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
WFMT’s Midnight Special 60th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Celebration with Rich Warren.