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Carl's Morning Quiz: Who am I? I was born in Lexington, Virginia on this date in 1979. I’m 34 years old today. I started playing my instrument at the age of 3—and began my recording career at 16. I’ve already won two Grammy Awards. I commissioned Edgar Meyer to write a concerto for me. And Jennifer Higdon’s concerto composed for me won a Pulitzer Prize. My newest disc was last week’s featured New Release of the Week. Who am I? Answer >>
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[Live on Wednesday at 2:00 PM] Gloating is naughty, but hosting Chanticleer is so nice—they've become regulars at WFMT at Christmastime. Every December this extraordinary a cappella ensemble does its sold-out Christmas tour, and makes a point of filing into the Levin Performance Studio: twelve guys, phenomenally gifted, incurably cheerful more...
[New Release of the Week] These days, radio people most often associate Busoni with his oft-performed transcriptions; in fact he's a terribly undervalued composer. His works are positively arresting, as was shown in a performance of his Berceuse élégiaque by the CSO under Riccardo Muti. Muti called it, "a masterpiece." more...
Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde stands as the great pivot point in music: there's all the music that came before; and everything else. Before Tristan, the building blocks of music had a function that listeners innately understood; the notes were connected to each other like a road map between point A and point B. In Tristan, the road twists and turns as if point B is just around the bend more...
[Holiday Specials in December] For many families, the holidays are when people come home. Over a holiday meal, we notice how much a child has grown, or that the baby is toddling. There is no time like the holidays for giving us pause to strengthen family ties. It is a time when generations gather to share love, giving, joy, and music. Celebrate the season's glorious musical traditions with WFMT throughout the month of December more...
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Pacific Standard 12/03/13
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Mahler: Orchestral Songs
Sony Classical 88883701332
Channel Classics CCS SA 35513
Deutsche Grammophon B0018883-02
Busoni: Late Piano Music
Hyperion CDA-67951/3 (3 CDs)
Music of Prokofiev