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98.7WFMT Spring 2014 Membership Drive
The 98.7WFMT Spring 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
Vera Gornostaeva, Russian pianist and teacher, is currently a professor at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. After an extensive performing career, at 84 years old, she continues to be a very well-respected and sought out teacher. In this first of her three-volume reissued CDs, Gornostaeva focuses on Chopin: this CD includes many Mazurkas, Nocturnes, and Waltzes.
This disc is perfect for any trip on the horizon – pop the CD in and hit the road. Handpicked by WFMT Program Director David Polk and WFMT staff, music both familiar and surprising will lead you on your journey. Selections include von Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overutre, Chabier’s Espana, Vaughan Williams’ The Roadside Fire from Songs of Travel, Holst’s Jig from St Paul's Suite, Op 29, No 2, Poulenc’s Trois mouvements perpétuels and much more.
This disc showcases tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s voice through a variety of German repertoire, including arias from Wagner’s Lohengrin, Die Walküre, and Parsifal and from Mozart’s Magic Flute. Also included are two Schubert rarities, and Florestan’ aria from Beethoven’s Fidelio.
The historical, spiritual, and cultural connections between African-Americans and Jewish-Americans have long been considered. Black Sabbath is considered to be the CD release that succinctly and selectively gathers together the key songs that speak to the musical connection between the two communities. Featuring My Yiddishe Momme; That Old Black Magic; Sabbath Prayer; Swanee; and Kol Nidre sung by artists such as: Slim Galliard; Cab Calloway; Sonny Berman; and Johnny Mathis, this collection is a true historical and musical primer.
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 winter and spring:
- Alisa Weilerstein - Dvorak Cello Concerto & other works CD Autograph (Piano Encores) – Alexandre Tharaud CC
- New World Quartets (Dvorak, Barber, Gershwin, Copland) - Brodsky Quartet CD
- Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Anne Akiko Meyers CD
- Wagner: Ring Cycle Symphonic Excerpts – Paris Opera Orch/Philippe Jordan 2-CD Set
Massenet is best-known for his operas and this set contains his two most famous - Manon and Werther. Moreover, it also includes rarer works which owe their revival in no small part to the advocacy of Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge. Bonynge’s recordings of Massenet ballets are also part of this 23-CD set, as long out-of-print recordings of a selection of Massenet Songs as performed by Huguett Tourangeau. The set also includes a 140-page booklet listing the opera casts and detailed tracks, as well as a CD-ROM that contains the opera libretti and Song texts complete with translations.
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.
One hundred years of recording from 1913–2013. This 50-CD set covers some stalwart favorites of Berlin Philharmonic history. From Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, Mozart’s Symphony Nos. 35, 40, and 41 to Strauss’ Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils, Wagner’s Parsifal highlights, Bizet’s Carmen highlights, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, to Schoenberg and Stravinsky, this CD covers 100 years of the Berlin Philharmonic and many more years of musical gems. .
Membership Drive Sponsors
We'd like to extend a big 'thank you' to the following businesses and restaurants for their support during the drive. Learn more by clicking the links below:
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Ann Sather: www.annsather.com
Max & Benny’s: www.maxandbennys.com
Washington Gardens: www.alexswashingtongardens.com
Pleasant House: www.pleasanthousebakery.com
Tootsie Roll: www.tootsie.com
Julius Meinl: www.meinl.com
Chicago Architecture Foundation: www.architecture.org
Mineral Point: www.mineralpoint.com
Palmer House Hilton: www.palmerhousehiltonhotel.com
Listen Magazine: www.listenmusicmag.com
Monastero’s Restaurant: www.monasteros.com
Red Apple: www.redapplebuffet.com
Isla Pilipina: www.islapilipina.com