These Quotes From Classical Composers Will Make You Fall in Love With Music All Over Again!

Not only are these composers’ musical works an inspiration, but their words are, too! Here are some of the most beautiful insights you’ll read all day.

Musical Tails: 6 Composers Who Wrote Music for Pets

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

WFMT’s Classical Conversations With Pianist Norman Malone and the Creators of the ‘For the Left Hand’ Doc

At the tender age of 79, Norman Malone made his orchestral debut. We welcomed him to our Classical Conversation series to hear his incredible story.

Playlist: A Classical Fishing Trip

10 pieces of music inspired by angling and sea creatures

LGBTQ Pride Month 2021 on WFMT

This LGBTQ Pride Month, WFMT honors the numerous LGBTQ artists and composers who have changed classical music for the better.

‘A rose for love and a book forever’: Literature for Music Lovers on World Book Day

WFMT host Candice Agree has selected some of her favorite works of literature that have inspired musical compositions for you to enjoy on World Book Day.

Playlist: This Music Has Kept Joffrey Dancers Active and Inspired in the Pandemic

With this month’s Boléro, a digital-only world premiere set to the piece of the same name by Ravel, Joffrey dancers are finally back to performing together.

Video: An All-French Concert From Violinist Rannveig Marta Sarc & Pianist Victor Asunción

On a frosty January afternoon, violinist Rannveig Marta Sarc and pianist Victor Asunción joined forces for a concert of French classical music from the turn of the 20th century.

Video: Pianist Lucas Krupinski Plays Schubert, Chopin, Ravel

Award-winning pianist Lucas Krupinski is no stranger to the music of Chopin. So it was no surprise when the young Polish pianist gave a sensitive, dynamic performance of a sensitive, dynamic performance of the esteemed Romantic composer’s Ballade No. 4.

Video: Pianist Hélène Tysman Plays Debussy, Bach, Chopin, Ravel

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!

Playlist: WFMT Selects Classical Music to Help You Spring into Spring

You made it; the frigid, blustery days of winter have finally passed, and spring is here! Here is some music that captures the season’s irrepressible spirit.

Playlist: WFMT Selects Classical Music to Help You Brave the Winter

Winter can be grueling, but music can warm and soothe. Here’s the music that helps WFMT get through the season.

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2019 Season

The eighty-fifth annual season opens June 12 and will run through August 17, with most performances taking place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

6 of the Most Famous Classical Music Feuds Between Composers

The history of music is full of friendships and feuds. These composers certainly had complicated relationships. What are your favorite composer clashes?

Cello star Yo-Yo Ma to perform at WWI Armistice ceremonies

Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma will perform at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe as part of the ceremonies marking the centenary of the end of the World War I next month in Paris.

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers takes a ‘spiritual journey’

Anne Akiko Meyers is one of today’s most in-demand violinists who keeps alive the favorites of the repertoire but also is deeply committed to the music of living composers.

Playlist: 31 Freaky and Frightening Classical Works to Haunt Your Halloween

Whether you’re looking for spooky music as you wait for trick-or-treaters, or you need some music to accompany your own “danse macabre,” we have your perfect Halloween soundtrack.

This Classical Music-Inspired Cocktail Is A “Ravelation”

If you like to accompany your favorite pieces of classical music with a cocktail, try this drink that pairs perfectly with a sonata by Ravel.

Playlist: Your Top 10 Favorite Piano Concertos

We asked you to vote on your favorite piano concertos, which we have been counting down for two weeks along with works that might be new to you. Here are your top 10 favorite piano concertos revealed!

Star Soprano Kate Royal on the Joys and Difficulties of Singing Rare French Works

Soprano Kate Royal has made her name singing in some of the oldest and most beloved operas in the repertoire by Monteverdi and Mozart, but the London native is also drawn to and sought-after to perform in more modern operas.