Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets

Meet the incredible pets who inspired some of our favorite music!

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Basic Music Theory?

You may know your classical pieces; heck, you may even know your composers! But how good is your music theory knowledge?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Symphony Titles & Nicknames?

Jupiter, Pastoral, Philosopher. There are countless symphonies with nicknames, monikers, and titles. Can you keep them straight?

Quiz: Choose Your Valentine’s Day Plans and We’ll Find Your Perfect Classical Playlist

You’re SURE your lover will be over the moon about their amazing Valentine’s date. But have you remembered to plan the music?

Quiz: How Spine-Tingling Is Your Taste in Classical Music?

Is your taste in classical music scary enough for the upcoming holiday? Find out with our quick, 13-question quiz.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Composers’ Habits?

Can you tell the procrastinators from the diligent workers? How did Stravinsky fix his writer’s block? Test your knowledge of composers’ habits with these 10 tricky questions!

Quiz: Composer ABCs

Here’s a quick pop quiz; answer our 26 alphabetical questions to see if you know your composer ABCs!

When Worlds Collided: Classical Music Inspired by the Beautiful Game

With this year’s Euro Cup Finals nearly upon us, chants and songs are breathing life into the stadiums. Yet as it turns out, the relationship between music and football extends way beyond chants and national anthems.

Quiz: Could You Be Mahler’s BFF?

Answer a few questions about Gustav Mahler’s life and we’ll tell you whether you could be best buds!

Quiz: Match the Patriotic American Song to Its Composer

The United States has no shortage of patriotic music, and each piece has its own fascinating history. How knowledgeable are you about the sounds of America?

Video: Jazz Humorist Slim Gaillard Takes on ‘Clair de lune’

Master of both humor and music, Slim Gaillard always found a way to make his audience smile. Watch his swinging, sidesplitting take on one of Debussy’s most beloved works.

Killer Chops: Some Scary Celluloid Pianists for Halloween

As Halloween approaches, let’s look at a few horror films in which pianists, or at least the hands they are attached to, are the stars.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein?

Think you’re a Broadway buff? How well do you know the the musicals of the dynamic duo, Rogers and Hammerstein?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Well-Tempered Clavier?

Does Bach rock your socks? Do you think you know the music of the contrapuntal master, J.S. Bach, himself? See how well you know Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” one of the foundational works of classical music and of keyboard literature.

Quiz: Can We Guess What Broadway Show You Should Star In?

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in lights on the Great White Way? Take this quiz to see if we can guess what Tony Award-winning Broadway musical YOU should star in.

Playlist: 88 Piano Pieces for Piano Month

September is National Piano Month, so WFMT is sharing a supersized playlist – with one selection corresponding to each key on the keyboard.

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?

Quiz: Match the Musical Quote to the Movie It’s From

Think you’re a film buff? See if you can identify which movies these musical quotes came from.

There Were Penguins in the Opera House

Corky Siegel – the internationally acclaimed harmonica virtuoso, pianist, singer, composer, and musical alchemist whose signature blend of blues and classical has captivated audiences for over fifty years – wants to invite you into his living room.

Quiz: How Hipster Is Your Taste in Classical Music?

Admit it, liking classical music is a little bit hipster. But how hipster is your taste in classical music?

Quiz: Which Symphonic Master Are You?

Are you a revolutionary like Beethoven, or are you obsessive like Berlioz? Take this quiz to see which symphonic master you most resemble.

Playlist: Celebrating Uncommon Instruments

From Ocarinas to Wagner Tubas, these instruments may not be the first to mind when you think of classical music, but maybe, they should be!

Quiz: Can You Name These Unusual Instruments?

Test your knowledge of early music by seeing if you can name these predecessors of our modern instruments.

Quiz: Roasts and Boasts — Match the Composer To The Quote

The relationships between classical composers can be … complicated. Some are built on high praise and admiration, others peppered with searing roasts, snide comments, and artful critiques. Can you guess the composer these quotes are describing?

Playlist: Classical Music Inspired by Flowers and Nature

Many composers have also answered the call of springtime’s riotous colors during this, the blooming season.

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