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Listen to the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas

By Stephen Raskauskas |

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Ludwig van Beethoven composed 32 piano sonatas between 1795 and 1822. Conductor Hans Guido von Bülow once described these sonatas as “The New Testament” of music. From the moody “Moonlight,” to the notoriously challenging “Hammerklavier,” to the Shakespeare-inspired “Tempest,” Beethoven’s sonata cycle encompasses a wide range of styles. Each sonata in Beethoven’s monumental collection not only reflect the composer’s compositional …

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The one classical album that almost caused Cuban musician Roberto Fonseca to quit playing the piano

By Josh Davidoff |

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Pianist and bandleader Roberto Fonseca has been nominated for Latin Grammys in the Best Jazz Album and Best Tropical Album categories. Though he said, “I don’t want people to call me just a jazz musician or a traditional Cuban musician,” in a recent interview at the WFMT studios. Fonseca has a diverse musical background and comes from a musical family. …

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Stream Music by the Best Composers of Central America and the Caribbean

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Explore music of Central America and the Caribbean, 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 music from Central America and the Caribbean weekdays from July 3 – 7 through daily segments that air at 9:05 am and 6:00 pm on WFMT. Find each segment below after it …

July 3, 2017

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