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Archive for July 31, 2013

Hey, Remember That Guy, Sowerby?

St. James Cathedral where Leo Sowerby served as organist and choirmaster starting in 1927

Leo Sowerby still shows up on choral recordings and in choir books, though most Chicagoans wont recall his Sundays at the organ at St. James Cathedral—St. James is now the lively home of the Rush Hour Concerts (heard live on WFMT, Tuesdays at 5:45 PM).

Chicago Month on WFMT

See highlights and a complete listing of all the Chicago-themed offerings on WFMT throughout the month of August.

Art and Music: Botticelli

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Hear the Botticelli Triptych by Ottorino Respighi at 2:00 PM on Wednesday. The inspiration for the music was the work of Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli who found himself at the nucleus of one of the most celebrated periods in art history: the Italian Renaissance. His daring choice of secular subjects, infused with layer upon layer of ambiguity and innuendo, delighted his patron, Lorenzo de’ Medici