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98.7WFMT November 2013 Membership Drive
The 98.7WFMT November 2013 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 disc showcases stellar performances from the last six months of WFMT live broadcasts. Featuring an array of musicians and musical genres including the Zofo Duet performing Shawn’s Three Dance Portraits for piano four-hands, David Fray performing Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C minor, Vasiliy Primakov performing Chopin’s Scherzo in C-sharp minor, the Avalon String Quartet and the Spektral Quartet performing Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major, Ivanovic’s Rat King, Paquito d’Rivera’s Wapango, Eviyan Trio’s Odd Meeting and more.
This disc centers on the art of Baroque dance music as we travel through France, Italy, England, and Germany. For this WFMT-exclusive CD, program director and host Peter Van De Graaff and other WFMT staffers hand-picked the selections to send you on a journey through the elegant and triumphant world of the minuet, sarabande, rigaudon, courante, and gigue. Features works by Rameau, Scarlatti, Telemann, Handel, Purcell, Bach, and many more.
We’re going old school. Turn back the clock to 1967, when the members of the Fine Arts Quartet were Leonard Sorkin and Abram Loft, violins; Gerald Stanick, viola; and George Sopkin on cello. This performance of Mozart’s String Quartet #20 in D Major, K 499 was part of a concert recorded for WFMT broadcast. Released for the first time on a vinyl LP, the album features liner notes written by longtime WFMT music director Andi Lamoreaux and original artwork. Members who receive the LP will also receive an MP3 download link.
Exclusively 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 in color with a large main compartment featuring a zippered closure, removable storage pocket, front zippered pocked 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.
Music of Gershwin – Buffalo Philharmonic & Falletta CD (Offered at $60)
Rhapsody in Blue – Buffalo Philharmonic
Summer Night Concert – Vienna Philharmonic & Maazel CD (Offered at $75)
Otello, Akt III: Ballet – Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra
Guilty Pleasures – Renée Fleming CD (Offered at $100)
Lullaby – Renee Fleming
In the South – Brodsky Quartet CD (Offered at $120)
Serenade in G Major – Brodsky Quartet
Mosh Pit – Zofo Duet. Sono Luminus CD (Offered at $120)
Souvenirs, Op. 28 – Zofo Duet
Collect the same recordings WFMT hosts hold dear! Featuring a wide range of CDs both classic and recent, Carl Grapentine, Lisa Flynn, Kerry Frumkin, Suzanne Nance, Candice Agree, and Peter Van De Graaff weigh in on that hypothetical question, “Which one recording would you choose to listen to if you could bring only one to a desert island?”
Debussy: La Mer, Respighi: Pines of Rome - CSO/Reiner CD – Carl Grapentine (Offered at $100)
Respighi: The Pines of Rome 2. Pines Near a catacomb
Mendelssohn, Prokofiev: Violin Concertos / Itzhak Perlman CD – Lisa Flynn (Offered at $100)
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Itzhak Perlman
Leontyne Price Sings Barber – Kerry Frumkin (Offered at $75)
Sea –Snatch Leontine Price, Samuel Barber
Bach and Beyond: Gabriela Montero CD – Suzanne Nance (Offered at $120)
Bach: Cantata #147 – Gabriela Montero
Falla: Noches En Los Jardines De Espana Argenta, Soriano CD – Candice Agree (Offered at $75)
El sombrero de los tres picos –Danza final – Orquesta Nacional De Espana –Ataulfo
Beethoven, Haydn, Strauss: Lieder / Fritz Wunderlich CD – Peter Van De Graaff (Offered at $75)
Fritz Wunderlich – Im Schummern
Often considered Gustav Mahler's greatest posthumous champion, responsible for rescuing Mahler’s symphonic music from neglect, Leonard Bernstein employed his musical and philosophical understanding to create some of the most passionate, electrifying performances on record. This 12-disc set of Mahler's complete symphonies along with several orchestral song cycles are framed by Bernstein's characteristically energetic drive.
The new iPod Nano (released in October 2012) has a 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display great for browsing album art, photos and videos. This device also includes an FM radio with live pause so you can listen to WFMT on the go, and much, much more! In addition to all of these features, we will load your iPod Nano with over 30 hours of the world’s greatest classical music from the Naxos library.
On the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, this complete collection of the composer’s entire output includes the operas, arias, songs, sacred works, chamber and piano pieces, orchestral, ballet, and choral works. Several pieces are rarities and new discoveries. This beautifully presented anthology offers 30 complete operas sequenced chronologically, bringing together an unrivalled compilation featuring the world’s greatest singers including Caballe, Carreras, Domingo, Horne, Pavarotti, and Sutherland with conductors Abbado, Chailly, Giulini, Karajan, Kleiber, Levine, Marriner, Muti, Solti, and more. This edition brings together the finest recordings from Decca, DG, Philips, and EMI.