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Some Sublime Schubert from Duo Tal & Groethuysen [Video]

Ahead of the esteemed duo's performance at UChicago Presents, Tal & Groethuysen, who first joined forces in 1985, visited WFMT for an Impromptu of piano four-hands music by Mozart, Schubert, Louis Théodore Gouvy.

Anna Moffo: 4 Videos that Spotlight the Brilliance of ‘La Bellissima’

Writing for The New York Times following her death in 2006, Anthony Tommasini explained that Anna Moffo “was beloved for her rosy voice, dramatic vulnerability and exceptional beauty.”

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2020 Season

See what's in store for the Grant Park Music Festival 2020 season.

Hildur Guðnadóttir makes history at Globes, Elton John wins

“Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by becoming the first woman in 19 years to win best original score at the Golden Globes. Guðnadóttir was the sole female nominee.

Rachel Barton Pine and Sylvia Pine help launch WFMT’s new family request program

What better way to inaugurate a program celebrating music for kids and families than by inviting a very musical family to perform — violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her 8-year-old daughter Sylvia Pine?

Decade in Review: The 2010s and Classical Music

The 2010s were a tumultuous decade, replete with astounding artistic highlights, superlative new voices, and watershed moments of reckoning. WFMT hosts and staff reflect on what the past decade brought for classical music, and what the new decade may have in store.

Saturday: WFMT to Premiere Two New Programs for Kids and Families

Saturday Morning Listener's Choice kicks off on January 4 with guests Rachel Barton Pine and daughter Sylvia, who give us their picks in the premiere episode

German opera director Harry Kupfer dies at 84

Harry Kupfer, the longtime opera director of Berlin's Komische Oper, has died at the age of 84. Kupfer's management agency says he died Monday “after lengthy illness” in Berlin.

Everyone Can Play: 6 Easy Steps to Finding a New Instrument

If you or your child have a passion for music — or even a mild curiosity — there is no better time to seize the day.

In Their Own Words — Inspiring and evocative quotes from classical artists who died in 2019 

2019 was a year of great loss in the worlds of classical music and the arts. WFMT commemorates and celebrates the lives of these artists as they speak directly to us.
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