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Carl's Morning Quiz: It's April Fool's Day--the morning to play recordings by PDQ Bach, Flanders & Swann, the Portsmouth Sinfonia, and Spike Jones. What was Spike Jones's real name? (And we need his full name) Answer >>
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A complete manuscript version of John Sebastian Bach’s St. Mark Passion (Markus-Passion) was discovered in the National Library of Poland (Biblioteka Narodowa) and constitutes one of the most important recent finds for performers, scholars, and lovers of classical music. Though Bach’s St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion, both narrating the events leading up to more... more...
Happy Birthday, Haydn! As we celebrate Haydn’s Birthday on the air, enjoy these fun facts about the composer from hosts and Haydn lovers Peter Van de Graaff and Carl Grapentine. Share your favorite facts about Haydn with us in the comments below. Haydn was born the year George Washington was born (1732), and died the more... more...
Friday, March 27, 2015, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract as the orchestra’s music director through the 2021-22 season. The 34-year-old Venezuelan conductor and violinist made his LA Philharmonic debut in 2005. In 2007, the Philharmonic named Dudamel as its next music director, a position which he began with the beginning more... more...
Pianist Orion Weiss stops by the WFMT Levin Studio for a LIVE concert on Impromptu on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Orion Weiss last appeared at Symphony Center in 2012 with Emmanuel Ax as part of the Keys To The City Festival. His appearances at Symphony Center on Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28 more... more...
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The use of period instruments rather than brass results in a lack of opulence on La Mort de Clèopâtre, but Soyoung Yoon impresses in the Rêverie et Caprice Continue reading...
Stephen Sondheim’s bloodstained musical about the demon barber gets an adventurous outing at ENO
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
The Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir rose to the challenges of Scottish composer James MacMillan’s strikingly original new mass Continue reading...
The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later.
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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.
Discover the Best of Scandinavia this August! Join Peter van de Graaff on this exclusive classical music journey to Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
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