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Archive for February, 2013

Christian Tetzlaff on the “New York Philharmonic This Week”

Christian Tetzlaff

Hear a WFMT exclusive with Christian Tetzlaff who is featured in the Brahms Violin Concerto with the New York Philharmonic on WFMT.

Hear the Recital

Pianist Ran Jia

Did you know you can listen on-demand to many of the performances featured at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series?

Remembering Van Cliburn

Young Van Cliburn

Listen to pianist Jorge Federico Osorio remembering Van Cliburn.

Ran Jia LIVE on WFMT

Ran Jia

See a video of Ran Jia performing Debussy. You can catch Ran Jia live at the Chicago Cultural Center when she performs on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series (Wednesdays 12:15 PM). If you can’t make the concert, tune into 98.7 WFMT for a live broadcast.

Question of the Day: Kids and Music

Kids and Music

See answers to today’s question: When did you notice that a child close to you had fallen in love with classical music?

Music NOW

Composer Mason Bates (by Todd Rosenberg)

Watch the video of Mason Bates discussing contemporary music and his collaboration with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The Lady Killer?

Giuseppe Filianoti

Listen to Giuseppe Filianoti discussing his character, the Duke of Mantua, in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Rigoletto.”

Dvorak Manuscript

Title Page, Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

Take a look at the title page to Dvorak’s autograph manuscript of the New World Symphony to gain a little insight into the composer.

Beyond Tristan

Portrait of Richard Wagner, Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1882

See the WFMT web exclusive video on the Chicago Symphony’s examination of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.”

Don’t Miss This Party

Pianist, Conductor and Curator Marino Formenti

The presenters filled the Logan Square Auditorium with sofas, comfy chairs and lots of mood lighting. Participants were encouraged to listen to the music how they wanted; be it sitting, standing, walking around or lying down. It was a fun experiment in concertizing and listening. Besides the food pairings and lighting, however, what was just as unusual about this concert was the fact that the audience could interact with many of the composers