LISTEN | New Comma Baroque in the WFMT Levin Performance Studio

Hear a diverse group of works, including a Chicago premiere, in this concert and conversation recorded live at WFMT.


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.

2020’s 8 Best Classical Christmas Albums

Every year, the holiday season brings a new assortment of fabulous and festive Christmas albums.

NY Philharmonic musicians agree to 4 years of wage cuts

The New York Philharmonic, silenced from performances at Lincoln Center since March by the novel coronavirus pandemic, has agreed to a four-year labor contract with its musicians through Sept. 20, 2024...

Meet WFMT’s Newest Voices

Get to know Kristina Lynn and LaRob K. Payton, who join WFMT's announcing team as fill-in hosts.

Gloria Estefan reveals she caught COVID-19, is now recovered

The Grammy-winning artist said she's since recovered and now has tested negative for COVID-19.

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