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Carl's Morning Quiz: Today is the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner, born in Leipzig in 1813. His career took him to several German cities, but also to Riga, Latvia and Paris. He also lived in Switzerland for many years because he was barred from Germany for his political views. Wagner died in 1883, a few months short of his 70th birthday. Where did he die? Answer >>
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of music’s most loved, most influential, and most polarizing composers. With his music dramas, Richard Wagner boldly abandons convention; he pursues a vision that reaches beyond 19th century concepts of structure, harmony, orchestration (even inventing new instruments); beyond social mores—beyond anything that more... more...
A WFMT favorite "comes home" to perform on Live from WFMT. The Ukrainian-born pianist, Inna Faliks, was brought to the U.S. at the age of 10 by her mother. She was a student of the late Emilio del Rosario more...
Little "Halie" Jackson was a singer for as long as she could remember, but some folks at church didn't think so. In fact, they were troubled by the liberties she took with the good old hymns. When her mother died, the care of 5-year-old Halie and her brother, Peter, went to extended family. There were thirteen of them, living in a three-room home more...
When my fellow students, Keryn, Zack, and I (Bridget Rodino) arrived in Moscow, we were greeted by some familiar faces, which included Cydne, Matt, Professor Weil, and his wife, Vivian Weil. Alas, Matt Honegger’s trip was nearing its end. I had never been out of the United States, so Matt had a lot of great more... more...
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