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Archive for August, 2010

The beginnings of a beautiful friendship…

In this audio clip, Pinchas Zukerman describes meeting Itzhak Perlman for the very first time. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Wieniawski Concerto no2 – Young Itzhak Perlman

Softball: WFMT Vs. CSO

Members of the WFMT family challenged the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Saturday, August 14th to the annual Softball game. Can WFMT rise to the occassion and topple the CSO for the more…

Funny Notes Too

Hey Matt and David, After seeing your post about the Top 5 Funniest Musical Notes, we decided to throw in our two cents. Three of us from Exploring Music have more…

Bernstein and Beethoven

From the Library of Congress you can view an original script for the Bernstein Young People’s Concert, “Forever Beethoven.” Notice the second assistant to the producer, John Corigliano, Jr. Yes, more…

Funny Notes

I don’t know how my office mate David Polk and I got on the topic of the Muppets, but we both agree that the trumpet note which ends the Muppet more…

After 41 Years, Chief Engineer Gordon Carter Retires

WFMT’s legendary Chief Engineer Gordon Carter retired Friday after 41.5 years at the station.  In his farewell email to staff, he wrote: When I started with WFMT my wife and more…