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Carl's Morning Quiz: Today is the birthday of Igor Stravinsky, born in 1882. One of his earliest orchestral works, Feu d’artifice (Fireworks) Op.4 was composed as a wedding present for the daughter of one of his teachers. What Russian composer was also one of Stravinsky’s teachers? Answer >>
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What’s your favorite summer music memory? Summer begins (officially) this week, and Grant Park Music Festival, Ravinia, and summer street festivals are in full swing. Chime in and tell us your favorite story. We’ll be sharing listener stories all day today, Tuesday, June 18 on air. more...
Live from WFMT, Mondays at 8:00 PM Clarinetist Kara Bancks offers a melodious program on Live from WFMT. She opens with the Premiere Rhapsody by Debussy, then plays the popular “Kegelstatt Trio” by Mozart, Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano by Max Bruch, and Luigi Bassi’s Fantasia da Concerto “Rigoletto.” The origin of the more... more...
Long before X-Box and CGI, the public read about rivers of blood, and skull-crushing hailstorms in the Bible. Epic tales of calamity and survival never go out of style, it seems, which is probably why Georg Friedrich Handel chose Israel in Egypt as the source of his oratorio more...
At the age of 5, Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder set the record for being the youngest student ever admitted to the Vienna Musik Hochschule. Early in his career, he recorded all the Beethoven sonatas and piano concertos; recently he recorded them all again—the concertos with the Vienna Philharmonic more...
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A bomb explodes in western Kabul on the day Nato is due to formally hand over command of security responsibilities to Afghan forces.
Tax, trade and transparency are expected to dominate discussions at the G8 summit, with leaders said to be close to agreeing a statement on Syria.
Up to 5,000 military personnel are expected to receive redundancy letters in the third and biggest round of Army job cuts following the 2010 defence review.