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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: Composer Kurt Weill was born on this date in 1900 and died at the age of 50. After studying with Ferrucio Busoni in Berlin, he taught theory and composition to Claudio Arrau and Maurice Abravanel. Turning to more popular music, his stage productions included The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and The Seven Deadly Sins. His best known work, The Threepenny Opera, written with Bertolt Brecht, was a re-working of what work by the English author John Gay? Answer >>
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WFMT remembers the distinguished actor, director, and author, Leonard Nimoy, who joined Lisa Flynn in 2008 to share music and memories. This rebroadcast was produced by Louise Frank. more...
Weekdays at 6:00 pm from March 3 through April 3 From CBC-Radio Canada comes this short-form series of engaging four-minute segments that will air each weeknight. Host Paolo Pietropaolo likens classical music key signatures to “signs of the Zodiac, [displaying] certain characteristics that define the kind of person that you are.” He then asks, “Which more... more...
Monday, March 2 at 6:00 pm (repeats Sunday, March 8 at 11:00 pm) This month’s Ryan Opera Center recital will feature works by Srul Irving Glick, Viktor Ullmann, and an aria from Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera The Passenger, being presented at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Performing in this recital, recorded in WFMT’s Levin Studio: Julie Miller, more... more...
Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 pm Hear Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos featuring soloists from the orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, who also plays harpsichord. Recorded at Symphony Center last November. From the CSO’s website about this performance: “Among Bach’s most beloved and celebrated works, his six Brandenburg Concertos demonstrate some of the most daring and innovative more... more...
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City Halls, Glasgow
The composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher brought together works by three of his close friends – and a 20th-century titan Continue reading...
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Chelsea Opera Group deployed a strong cast for a revival of Massenet’s lavish opera not performed on the London stage for 135 years Continue reading...
There is "no hiding" from the failures of authorities in Oxfordshire where young girls were groomed, a retired detective tells Newsnight.
Police arrest a man and woman on suspicion of murder in the investigation into the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts.
Former Tottenham, Derby, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay dies, aged 80.
On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, incumbent...
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the mayoral race and the...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face Jesús "Chuy" García in an April 7 runoff election after...
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Join Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff next May on an exclusive classical music cruise down the Danube. Celebrate the genius of Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann.
An Exclusive Classical Music Tour through the City of Lights with WFMT! Join Carl Grapentine and fellow opera lovers next May as we tour our favorite European opera destinations in Paris.
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French Music for the Theater
Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas
Canary Classics CC-14 (2 CDs)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4
JB Recordings MM-15029
Broadway – Lafayette
Sony Classical 88875032452
Spirit, Strength & Sorrow