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      Tonight at 9:30 pm, WFMT salutes those who serve our country by broadcasting a special concert: Shropshire Lads: World War I Poets and Composers of Great Britain. The broadcast features baritone John Brancy, pianist Peter Dugan, and poet John Wilkinson in a unique program that combines music and poetry by Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, George Butterworth, Ivor Gurney, and others. This more... more...

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      Gustav Mahler, like many composers, wore many hats in order to make a living. Conducting was one of Mahler’s primary sources of income early in his career, and he quickly became known for his autocratic and often idiosyncratic style. For anyone who has performed Mahler’s music, his close attention to detail is apparent in the more... more...

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      An audio sample of Round the creep of the wave line, by composers and musicians Boris Hauf and Keefe Jackson, the current Florasonic installation at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Anyone who has visited the Lincoln Park Conservatory has probably noticed there’s a lot to be seen and heard. Since 2002, the Experimental Sound Studio has more... more...

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      ​Glyndebourne chief David Pickard to head BBC Proms

      General director of opera festival to leave after 14 years to lead world’s biggest classical music festival

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      He was the saviour of Afghan music. Then a Taliban bomb took his hearing

      When musicologist Ahmad Sarmast’s pioneering institute – open to girls and boys, women and men from all backgrounds – became a target, it nearly cost him his life. But the attack has only made him more determined

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      Lock of Mozart's hair set to fetch £12,000 at auction

      Keepsake stored in a gold locket is among Mozart and Beethoven memorabilia to be sold by Sotheby’s this week

      A wisp of fair hair in a gold locket, curled around a note explaining that it came from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is expected to fetch up to £12,000 at auction this week.

      By the time Mozart died aged 35, he had composed some of the greatest and best-loved music of all time, and the curl was treasured and handed down through the families of several musicians.

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