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.

Pianist Kamil Tokarski performs music of Scarlatti, Chopin, and Albéniz [Video]

On November 13, 2019, Polish pianist Dr. Kamil Tokarski took the Preston Bradley Hall stage to perform a program of works by Scarlatti, Chopin, and Albéniz. 

“The piano offers you infinity” — Marc-André Hamelin on Chopin and the possibilities of piano

The New York Times describes him as having “made a career of playing the seemingly unplayable.” The New Yorker is more emphatic, saying he’s “among the wonders of the musical world.” But Kerry Frumkin’s colleague, producer Louise Frank has a more grounded account of Marc-André Hamelin, describing him as a “most approachable genius.”

10 Jazzed Up Versions of Chopin Classics

Frédéric Chopin is one of the most beloved composers of all time. Here are 10 jazz versions of Chopin that will have you listening to old favorites with new ears.

Pianist Lucas Krupinski Performs Music of Schubert, Chopin, and Ravel [Video]

Award-winning pianist Lucas Krupinski is no stranger to the music of Chopin — he was a semi-finalist in the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition. So it was no surprise when the young Polish pianist gave a sensitive, dynamic performance of …