Playlist: Classical Music for an Abundant Autumn, Selected by WFMT

In the gap between a languid summer and a long winter, there's just enough room left for fall. It's a season for transformation, comfort, reflection, and growth. In other words, it's the perfect time to grab some cider, take in that brilliant fall foliage, and enjoy this playlist created for you by WFMT staff and hosts!

Pianist Paul Badura-Skoda dies at age 91

Badura-Skoda enjoyed a career that spanned more than seven decades, during which time, he was celebrated as a pianist, conductor, chamber musician, composer, and teacher. He performed into his nineties.

Why Coretta Scott King Called Music Her “First Love” but Gave Her up Her Career as a Singer

Coretta Scott King studied voice and piano at the New England Conservatory of Music, but gave up her career in music.

Was Frida Kahlo the ‘greatest love’ and Muse to This Iconic Lesbian Chanteuse?

The name Frida Kahlo is often associated with Diego Rivera. But Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most iconic painters, may have also had a romantic relationship with one of Mexico’s most iconic singers: Chavela Vargas.

Charles Dutoit steps down early at Royal Philharmonic

LONDON (AP) — Charles Dutoit has stepped down early from his role as artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic following allegations of sexual misconduct. The philharmonic said in a statement on Wednesday that the renowned conductor’s planned departure, originally scheduled for October 2019, would be effective immediately. It said the decision followed an emergency board meeting and “dialogue” with ...