20th Century Masterworks

We explore the “Romantic side” of three 20th century masters in this broadcast: Webern, Schoenberg, and Ives.

Unearthed Americana: Works by Ives, Paine, and Schuman

This week, we present a collection of rarely-heard works by American masters in recordings from the orchestra’s archives. Included are Three Places in New England by Charles Ives, the Symphony No. 1 by John Knowles Paine, and the Symphony No. 8 by William Schuman.

Playlist: WFMT Listeners’ First Favorites

We all came to love classical music in different ways. Here are some of the musical first loves of our WFMT listeners, in their own words.

New England to New York

Music by Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, and Charles Ives.

Memorial in Song with John Brancy and Peter Dugan

A program for Memorial Day to honor those whose lives have been forever changed by war, including songs written by composers and poets who were soldiers themselves.

Memorial Day 2021 on WFMT

All weekend long, WFMT will be honoring Memorial Day in music. Check out these highlights that you won’t want to miss.

2021 Grammys: Classical Music Nominees and Winners

It’s been a strange, difficult year for the music world, which is all the more reason to celebrate musical excellence.

Playlist: Classical Music For Mother’s Day

In operatic, vocal, and instrumental selections , we pay tribute to the influential maternal figures in all of our lives.

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!

10 Composers Who Surprised Us With Their Hidden Talents

Though we tend to remember our favorite composers for their music first and foremost, many of them were virtuosic in more ways than one.

Listening to Charles Ives Sing Charles Ives Is One of the Most Charming Things You’ll Ever Hear

Composer Charles Ives gave us wonderful works for solo instruments, voice, band, chamber ensemble, and orchestra. He also gave us some wonderful recordings of himself performing his own work.