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98.7WFMT Fall 2014 Membership Drive
The 98.7WFMT Fall 2014 Membership Drive is in full swing! Tune in to learn about some new and exciting Thank-You Gifts that we've put together to show our appreciation for your support during this important drive.
Featured Thank-You Gifts
This new release from LP Classics features works by Frederick Chopin performed by Vera Gornostaeva. Includes Ballade No 1 in G Minor, Op 23, Etude Op 10, No 12 in C Minor Revolutionary; Mazurka in G Minor, Op 24, No 1; Mazurka in F Sharp Minor, Op 59, No 3; and many more.
Mario Lanza is featured in this new compilation by Henry Fogel. Featuring rarely heard performances with operatic selections by Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Leoncavallo, Tosti, Kern, and more, these recordings are taken from radio broadcasts in 1945, the Hollywood Bowl in 1947, 1948 and 1951 and others.
Featuring the first few musical phrases of Libiamo ne' lieti calici from Verdi’s La Traviata, this set of wine glasses will delight you and your guests.
Featuring songs from the golden era of German music that flourished in Berlin between 1925 and 1935, Jonas Kaufmann's new album draws from three genres: talking movies, operettas, and pop songs. Repertoire includes: Girls Are Made to Love and Kiss, You Are My Heart's Delight, Don't Ask Me Why, Freunde das Leben ist lebenswert! and more.
This disc showcases stellar performances from the last twelve months of WFMT live broadcasts. Featuring an array of musicians and musical genres including Civitas performing Faure’s Piano Quartet in C minor, guitarist Jason Vieaux performing Giulani’s Grand Overture, Alessio Bax performing his arrangement of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No 5, Joyce DiDonato singing Mozart’s Deh per questo istante solo from La Clemenza di Tito, and much more.
xclusively designed for WFMT by Tom Bachtell, whose distinctive drawings and caricatures appear each week in The Talk of the Town and other sections of The New Yorker. This new tote features radio listeners from all walks of life, enjoying WFMT broadcasts in a truly Chicago environment. The tote is black with a large main compartment featuring a zippered closure, removable storage pocket, front zippered pocket, and 26-inch shoulder straps. The size is 20 x 14 x 5 inches.
During her New Releases program on Sunday mornings, WFMT's Lisa Flynn presents the latest from the leading artists of today along with reissues of notable recordings from the past. This set includes her top picks from this summer and fall:
Dances: Benjamin Grosvenor CD available at $75
Mozart & Brahms: Clarinet Quintets – McGill; Pacifica Quartet CD available at $75
- Mozart: Clarinet Quintet In A, K 581, "Stadler" - 4. Allegretto Con Variazioni
- Brahms: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor, Op. 115 - 2. Adagio
Escape to Paradise: Daniel Hope, violin CD available at $60
Love Duets: Ailyn Pérez & Stephen Costello CD available at $100
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet – CSO / Muti CD available at $100
For Simon Rattle, Robert Schumann is "the real Romantic". For the Berlin Philharmonic, Schumann's symphonies have always been part of their core repertoire. The 1953 Wilhelm Furtwängler recording in particular has attained cult status. And so it only stands to reason that the Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label launches with a cycle of the four Schumann symphonies.
If you think you already have our iPod Nano, think again! This iPod is updated with music to travel by. The hours and hours of music you’ll enjoy on this iPod are compiled of upbeat music that is loud enough to listen to above the hum of your car engine or airplane noise for your next trip. Included among the many hours of music on the iPod are the tracks from our latest WFMT exclusive Road Trip Mix.
This box set contains the 60 original Living Stereo recordings. This is the first time a comprehensive collection of these iconic recordings has been created. Each album comes complete with its original LP artwork. An extensive booklet is included with the liner notes from each original album. Includes recordings by great artists including Jascha Heifetz, Charles Munch, Fritz Reiner, Julian Bream, Leontyne Price and Arthur Rubinstein.
TThe 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birth was celebrated in 2014 (he lived 1864-1949). This 33-CD set of the fifteen complete operas by Richard Strauss, from Guntram (1893) to Capriccio (1941) includes some of the greatest and most critically-acclaimed recordings of the last 50 years, from Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, EMI, Sony Deutschland Radio and the Salzburg Festival.
Membership Drive Sponsors
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