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Archive for April, 2013

Discovering Florence Price

Florence Price

In the 1930s, there weren’t an awful lot of American composers who enjoyed the same level of recognition as their European counterparts. There was less regard for American women composers, and even less for African-American women composers

Albert Herring: A Classic British Comedy

Benjamin Britten

WFMT’s celebration of Benjamin Britten at 100 continues this evening with his comic opera, Albert Herring. Britten’s opera demonstrates once again, that no one makes fun of the British better than the British. Albert Herring is nothing if not a poke at

Bella Voce Impromptu Available On Demand

Bella Voce

Bella Voce filled the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio with beautiful a cappella singing. The performance is available

Chime in: Compose a Music Haiku and Share with WFMT

Open Garden at the Hachiman Shrine in Fukagawa by Hiroshige

Are you a poet? Have you ever tried to write a poem? Now’s your chance to be creative and share with others. Your poem might even be read on WFMT. For some tips on composing haiku

Janos Starker (1924 – 2013)

Starker's Grammy Award-winning recording of the Bach Cello Suites

Janos Starker was a child prodigy born in 1924 to a Jewish family in Budapest. He made his professional debut at the age of 14. By the time he emigrated to the United States in 1948, his family had perished in Nazi camps. Starker served for a brief time as principal cellist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under more…

National Poetry Month: Composing Haiku

"Five Pines" and the Onagi Canal by Hiroshige

Tomorrow, WFMT listeners will be invited to submit their own haiku on the subject of music. Sharpen your quill and click here for a few writing tips.

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The Indefatigable Cello

Mikhail Evstafiev snapped this photo of cellist Vedran Smailović in the rubble of the National Library in Sarajevo (1992)

On Thursday, April 18, following the Boston Marathon bombings, moods were somber. Thousands gathered outside the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Police Officers processed outside. President Obama and numerous dignitaries gathered inside. There was a moment when stillness fell