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 …

Pianist Hélène Tysman Plays Works by Debussy, Bach, Chopin, and Ravel [Video]

On an overcast, early fall day, pianist Hélène Tysman shared a sensitive, illuminating performance of piano works by Bach, Debussy, Chopin, and Ravel for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast. Watch the full program here!

See 18-year-old pianist Kimberly Han perform works by Bach, Haydn, and Chopin

Beneath the Tiffany Dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, 18-year-old pianist Kimberly Han performed works by Bach, Haydn, and Chopin on August 14. Han, who hails from Lake Forest, Illinois and has appeared on WFMT’s Introductions several times, shared the program for a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. She performed an austere Bach prelude and fugue, an upbeat Haydn piano …

Meet John Field, the Irish Composer Who Invented the Nocturne

Frédéric Chopin’s collection of 21 nocturnes might be the best-known example of the musical form, but did you know the inventor of the nocturne was an Irish composer named John Field?

Postcards from Poland and Prague | A Musical Journey with Host Peter van de Graaff

WFMT listeners love to explore classical music destinations around the world. From September 22 to October 3, we enjoyed an Earthbound Expeditions trip filled with great concerts, great food, and great companionship throughout Poland and the Czech Republic.