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Stream Music by Puerto Rico’s Greatest Composers

Explore music of Puerto Rico's greatest composers, past and present, as KAIA String Quartet takes you on a musical journey throughout Latin America. KAIA, WFMT’s first ensemble in residence, will share the music of Puerto Rico weekdays from June 12-16 through daily segments that air at 9:05 am and 6:00 pm on WFMT. Find each [...]

By | June 9, 2017|Tags: |

10 Operas About Poisonous and Medicinal Plants

Tristan and Isolde with the Potion by John William Waterhouse. June 8 is "National Name Your Poison Day." Though the origins of this offbeat holiday are unknown, bartenders typically celebrate by asking their patrons to "name their poison," — that is, to pick their preferred alcoholic beverage. We decided [...]

By | June 8, 2017|

6 Unforgettable Composer Friendships

Composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. (Photo: Deutsche Grammophon) Throughout music history, there have been many well-known friendships among composers. J.S. Bach and Telemann were so close that Telemann became the godfather to one of Bach's sons, Carl Philipp Emmanuel. The friendship between Haydn and Mozart is so famous there's an [...]

By | June 8, 2017|

Kaia Kids Around the World – The Music of Brazil

WFMT is proud to present KAIA Kids Around the World, a new web series that explores music from across the globe. As WFMT’s first ensemble in residence, KAIA String Quartet is taking WFMT fans on a musical adventure throughout Latin America from May – July 2017. With nine different stops throughout Latin [...]

By | June 7, 2017|Tags: |

Hear Music by Chiquinha Gonzaga, the Brazilian Composer Who Was 100 Years Ahead of Her Time

Composer and musician Chiquinha Gonzaga, born Francisca Edwiges Neves Gonzaga, seated at the piano When Brazilian pianist, conductor, and composer Chiquinha Gonzaga’s first husband told her to choose him or music, she replied, “Well, sir, my husband, I do not understand life without harmony.” Shortly after, they parted [...]

By | June 5, 2017|Tags: |
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