Valuable Vinyl: Caring for Your Prized Classical LPs

5 industry leaders give you the tips you need to keep your record collection in mint condition for decades to come.

A Modern Musical Dynasty

The Kanneh-Mason family performs Saint-Saëns, Bob Marley

Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]

The duo shares one of the staples of the piano four-hands repertoire.


9 Classical Drinking Songs to Ring in the New Year

Who says enjoying classical music has to be a sober affair? Here is some music to help you say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.

Waltzes in a Pandemic: How Vienna Phil Will Continue Its New Year’s Tradition

It wouldn’t be New Year without the Vienna Philharmonic. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, what will come of the annual New Year's Concert?

Ivry Gitlis, a violinist who spanned genres, dies at 98

The acclaimed violinist played with famed conductors, rock stars, and jazz bands around the world.

KAIA String Quartet Wishes You a Happy Holiday

Chicago’s own KAIA String Quartet plays an original medley to wish you happy holidays. Wearing masks, the ensemble recorded the performance — especially for WFMT — from the Fulton Street Collective.

Avalon String Quartet Honors Beethoven 250 with a Dynamic Performance

On the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth, the Avalon String Quartet gave a deft and passionate performance of one of Beethoven's finest chamber works.

Beethoven’s Top 10 Works

As we celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday, WFMT looks back on the eminent composer's most important works. Here is our ranking of Beethoven's top 10 most important compositions.

Celebrate Beethoven 250 with a Beautiful Biographical Film

As the world celebrates the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, stream the film that traces the young Ludwig, known to family and friends as “Louis,” in his journey from a musical prodigy to an eminent composer.

What Are Shape Notes? Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo’s Fire Explains

Although shape notes were introduced in 18th-century England, this unique musical notation found popularity in the United States: first in New England and later in the American South. It’s recently experienced a renaissance of sorts...

Video | Ascendant Violinist Joshua Brown Plays Debussy, Wieniawski, and Clara Schumann

With collaborative pianist Milana Pavchinskaya, Brown gave a sensitive, engrossing performance to an empty audience in the Chicago Cultural Center.

National Museum of African American Music to open next month

News outlets report the National Museum of African American Music will host a socially distanced ribbon cutting on Jan. 18 when it formally opens.

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