QUIZ | How Well Do You Know the Well-Tempered Clavier?

Does Bach rock your socks? See how well you know Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” one of the foundational works of classical music and of keyboard literature.


Take Lisa Flynn’s ‘New Releases’ with you on the go!

Every morning, host Lisa Flynn shares the best new classical recordings to share with WFMT listeners, and as of today, fans of ‘New Releases‘ can take Lisa’s selections with them on the go! That’s because WFMT has unveiled a companion Spotify playlist with tracks from the week’s top new classical releases. We’ll update the playlist every week with her latest ...

An Operatic Oasis in the English Countryside — Journey to the Glyndebourne Festival 

It’s not easy to get to Glyndebourne, and that’s the point. “We’re forcing people to slow down their busy lives,” says Gus Christie, the opera festival's executive chairman, “and to come in and soak it all up.” Discover the multi-sensory experience – the aromas of the gardens, the taste of champagne bubbles, the sounds from the stage – that is Glyndebourne.

Pianist Hilda Huang plays Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven at the Chicago Cultural Center [Video]

Fresh off a performance as the collaborative pianist to clarinetist Sam Boutris during last week's Dame Myra Hess Concert, Hilda Huang performed a scintillating program of works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven from under the Tiffany Dome of Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall.

Met Opera to hold celebration of Jessye Norman on Nov. 24

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hold a tribute to Jessye Norman on Nov. 24 that celebrates the life and career of the late soprano. Latonia Moore, Eric Owens, Lise Davidsen, J’Nai Bridges and Leah Hawkins are scheduled to perform, the company said Wednesday, along with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, pianist Mark Markham, composer/pianist Damien Sneed, ...

Christians want Belgian opera’s naked Joan of Arc banned

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Christian association is trying to prevent Brussels opera house La Monnaie from staging a production of Arthur Honegger’s oratorio “Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher,” or “Joan of Arc at the Stake,” in which the heroine appears dressed in men’s clothes and, at one point, naked. The Pro Europa Christiana Federation wants the show orchestrated by Italian director ...

Honor Día de los Muertos in Chicago with these 6 celebrations

Celebrated from October 31 to November 2, the holiday honors loved ones who have died and is an intergenerational coming together of families. Find some of the many offerings Chicago has to offer to celebrate these days of remembrance.

Exploring Chords: “Appalachian Spring”

From its premiere, 75 years ago this week, this music and ballet continue to speak to the American soul. Dive into the score of "Appalachian Spring" with Bill McGlaughlin.

Get into the swing of Halloween with this jazzy, vocalese tune by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

During the swinging, elegant, and expansive late-1950s, a lanky, brilliant, and gentle Bostonian named Dave Lambert connected with Jon Hendricks, an inventive wordsmith with a smoky voice and endless ability to improvise scat singing. In the instrumental jazz of Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and others, they heard the possibility of lyrics — and so they wrote them. Together with Annie Ross, with her far-reaching, nimble vocal range, ...

Still in Search of a Halloween Costume? Here are 10 Easy, Classical Music-Themed DIY Ideas

Halloween is almost here, which means that it might time to start thinking about a costume. If you've been putting off that task, here are some easy, clever classical music-themed costume ideas to get you in the spooky spirit!

Get in the Halloween spirit with these 7 charming classical jack-o’-lanterns!

Need some classical inspiration for your pumpkin carving this Halloween? Look no further, WFMT has found some of the most creative and spooky carvings across the internet!

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