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Carl's Morning Quiz: Because yesterday was Shakespeare's 450th birthday, another question about the Bard of Avon. For the last 34 years of his life he was married to a woman whose name was? (first and last name, please) Answer >>
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The composer writes, "Then he removed a dagger from his jacket and stabbed me through the heart." At that point the music stops abruptly. That's pretty intense, right? Never mind that it really happened. Claude Vivier was only 35 years old when a male prostitute stabbed him more...
We know the Neandertals made flutes of bone some 43,000 years ago. More recent came hieroglyphs with harps, flutes, and lute-like instruments. The art of the ancient Greeks and Romans have similar images. Keeping that in mind, figures like the treble clef or the quarter note are newcomers to the human timeline. How those ancient musics sounded has been lost. It wasn't until medieval monks more...
Mexican maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto is getting a lot of attention from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra's audience seems to love him, he's great with kids, and speaks Spanish—all important assets for the CSO, as the organization works to engage the greater Chicago community. When it comes to the importance of acknowledging a community's diverse population, Prieto not only gets it more...
People are always saying William Shakespeare is the greatest English language writer. Did you know he translates well, too? Giuseppe Verdi supposedly kept the complete Shakespeare (in Italian) beside his bed. This week on Exploring Music, Bill McGlaughlin explores the synergies between Shakespeare's words and different composers around the world more...
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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.
Osmo Vanska’s return now, with a new two-year contract, represents something of a musical revolution in Minneapolis.
Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules about to come into force.
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
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All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin
Beethoven: Overtures & Symphonies
Tafelmusik Media TMK-1023 (2 CDs)
Bach: Easter Oratorio
Soli Deo Gloria SDG-719
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2
Deutsche Grammophon 479 2384
Locke: The Broken Consort
Above and Beyond