Pianist Stewart Goodyear on the Magic of Music

“Every time I play a piece of music, I train my mind to look at a score fresh.”

Mozart’s Top 10 Works

Picking a favorite out of Mozart’s immense catalog of music is no small feat, so we asked all WFMT hosts, producers, and staff to weigh in on their best-loved compositions and recordings.

Video: From the Composer’s Studio: A Conversation with Missy Mazzoli &Jessie Montgomery

From the Composer’s Studio invites you to hear Missy Mazzoli and Jessie Montgomery, two of today’s most celebrated composers, provide a glimpse into their work. Enjoy this insightful, lively discussion co-produced by the CSOA and WFMT.

Can’t Carry a Tune? Callas 2.0? Regardless of Skill, Singing Has Surprising Benefits

Musicality aside, all of us (instrumentalists and vocalists alike) derive pleasure from singing along to our favorite tunes, even if it’s only done entirely alone…

Playlist: 12 Black Film & TV Composers You Should Know

From Duke Ellington to Tamar-kali, these 12 composers have shaped what movies and TV sound like.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Music of Chopin?

Frédéric Chopin is one of the most beloved classical composers today. But how well do YOU know the music of Chopin?

Playlist: 14 Marching Band Videos You Have to See to Believe

Marching bands are art in motion. But you have to see the intricate formations – moving images, clever phrases, and more – to truly believe the artistic capabilities of a marching band. In keeping with WFMT’s Midwest roots, we’ve selected 14 astonishing marching band halftime performances — one for each of the schools in the Big 10 Conference (and yes, there are 14 schools in the Big 10!).

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!

Playlist: 12 Clara Schumann Pieces You Should Know

Clara Schumann was one of the 19th century’s most celebrated composers and performers for the piano. Ahead of the 200th anniversary of her birth, celebrate her with a playlist of some of her greatest compositions.

5 Classical Recordings That Sound Better on Vinyl

WFMT host Kerry Frumkin has picked 5 of his favorite classical recordings. But it’s better to listen to them on vinyl.