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Archive for April 29, 2013

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.