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Carl's Morning Quiz: Composer Miklos Rozsa was born in Budapest on this date in 1907. Although best known for his film scores, Rozsa's contract with MGM stipulated that he could devote three months a year to composing classical music. Among his many compositions, he wrote a violin concerto for Jascha Heifetz and a cello concerto for Janos Starker. His third and final Academy Award was for his score for a 1959 epic starring Charlton Heston. What was that film? Answer >>
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Composer Mason Bates loves to tell a story—this time it's prehistoric creatures emerging from the primordial ooze in the form of a violin concerto. The genesis of the Concerto evolved over many years between two friends: the composer and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers more...
The four members of the Vermeer Quartet decided to hang it up in 2007, but annually return for their Holy Week tradition of performing Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Sadly, this year's reunion is incomplete more...
When someone mentions Bach's Mass in B Minor, musicians tend to straighten or catch their breath; almost as if a great man has entered the room. There are so many puzzles that draw one deeper into the layers of this piece, without ever really giving up its secrets. The music is beautiful and humbling. One wonders why he wrote it more...
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival returns to the airwaves with variety and bravura, covering 300 years of repertoire from four different continents. The artists include some of the world's most prestigious performers like Garrick Ohlsson, Daniel Hope, and Lawrence Foster. Top chamber music players like Ida Kavafian, Steve Tenenbom, and William Preucil make up the backbone more...
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The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.
The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the pervasive patronage at Metra, the...
Illinois taxpayers may be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential...
Rep. Randy Hultgren joins us to discuss the Affordable Care Act, election year politics...
All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin