13 pieces inspired by flowers and nature [Playlist]

“And this our life, exempt from public haunts, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything” As You Like It (Act II, Scene 1), William Shakespeare Shakespeare heard the voices of nature, as described here by Duke Senior. Many composers have also answered the call of springtime’s riotous colors during this, the …

Now Introducing: The Pets of WFMT

As we’ve turned couches and kitchen tables into our new offices, our furry, feathered, scaly, plant-y and all other non-human friends have been pleased to become our new office assistants. Meet some of WFMT’s new work-from-home teammates.

Long Distance Music Saves the (Wedding) Day!

How some creative thinking helped give a wedding live stream the music it needed.

From the Opera House to Your House: Ryan Opera Center Artists Bring Music Home

Keeping busy and enjoying great music are some of the best ways to get through COVID-19 quarantining. Ryan Opera Center artists have been doing both in a series of homemade performance videos.

Edgar Allan Poe, Leonard Slatkin, Vincent Price Team Up for an Orchestral Take on ‘The Raven’

As an outsized figure in literature and poetry, Poe has inspired composers like Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Philip Glass, and composer-conductor Leonard Slatkin, who set Poe’s “The Raven” to music in 1971.

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