what’s playing now
Thanks to our sponsors:
Learn more about advertising
and sponsorship on WFMT.
Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: Check back soon for another quiz question.
How well do you know movie music? Listen to the excerpts from the following famous film scores, and see if you can match the music to the correct movie. more...
Whether teaching the ABCs or addressing decidedly more grown-up topics, Sesame Street has expanded children's minds and hearts since its debut nearly fifty years ago. Many musicians have visited Sesame Street, introducing people of all ages to great music. There have been many inspiring musical moments on Sesame Street, but here are some of WFMT's favorites! more...
Christine Goerke has set the world on fire with what the Wall Street Journal described as her “big, blazing soprano.” Recently she’s set the internet ablaze not with her voice, but with her sense of humor. When Goerke posted a production photo from the Canadian Opera Company (COC) Siegfried, in which she plays the role more... more...
“The story of Hugh Thompson in My Lai and the opposition of the Vietnam War is what led me from high school into adulthood,” said Jonathan Berger, composer and professor at Stanford University. Over forty years later, Berger composed an operatic monodrama, "My Lai," that follows Hugh Thompson’s story in various snapshots, from the horrific day in My Lai to reflective moments throughout his life. more...
Thanks to our sponsors:
Learn more about advertising and sponsorship on WFMT.
To mark the release of her EP of Bowie covers featuring a string quartet, the musician picks five of her favourite classical-leaning tracks
In the thick of making the minimal-leaning, string quartet David Bowie tribute that I just put out with Jherek Bischoff, I began thinking about strings and my more classical-leaning influences and about how strings can translate melody and music. When I first found Michael Nyman as a teenager, I made it the soundtrack to my life, and it was one of those beautiful backwards discovery experiences as I let his soundtracks lead me to the films of Peter Greenaway. I would probably never have come to appreciate Greenaway’s films if I hadn’t already fallen in love with the music. This is one of my all-time favourite Nyman arrangements, from my all-time favourite Greenaway movie, A Zed and Two Noughts. I love how, like classic Nyman, it just builds and layers and builds.Continue reading...
Equity union warns that cuts could push world-renowned company into ‘terminal decline’
Chorus members at the English National Opera are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over jobs and pay.
Members of Equity will vote in the coming weeks on whether to launch a campaign of action.
Mahler, Brel, Brahms and Woody Allen – the violinist reveals the music and musicians that inspire him
How do you mostly listen to music?
Most of the time in my head! And sometimes at home, especially on vinyl records. I love the vinyl sound. The revival in recent years is really exciting.
What was the first ever record or CD you bought?
My first ever CD was Gidon Kremer and Valery Afanassiev playing the three Brahms violin sonatas and the Busoni sonata. What an inspiring record.
Nearly 13,000 homes are without power and travel is disrupted as Storm Imogen brings heavy rain and winds of up to 96mph to parts of Britain.
Dissident republicans claim they carried out a shooting in Dublin on Friday in which a man was killed and two others wounded.
David Cameron is to warn migrant camps like the "Jungle" in Calais could move to England if the UK leaves the EU but opponents say this is "scaremongering".
On this week’s edition of "The Week In Review" with Joel Weisman, the Chicago Teachers...
Over the weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that O'Hare Airport would get a long...
Chicago teachers took to the streets Thursday to protest $100 million in new cuts being...
travel with wfmt
Tour Vienna next May! Join Carl Grapentine in exploring some of his favorite musical sites, attending performances, and sightseeing. Then on to Salzburg!
Cruise along the Rhine River thru Germany and The Netherlands next September! Join Kerry Frumkin and fellow WFMT listeners "River Cruising along the Rhine" in the heart of Germany and The Netherlands on YMT Vacations' 14-day Rhine River Cruise and Tour next September.
Embark on a music-lovers cruise! Join Peter van de Graaff on an exclusive 10 day classical music lovers cruise on Oceania Cruises' Marina to Spain and Portugal.
Brahms: Piano Trio & Quartet
Harmonia Mundi HMC-902222
Beethoven: Overtures & Triple Concerto
Sony Classical 88883763622
Images from the South
John Rutter: The Gift of Life
Downton Abbey: The Ultimate Collection