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Archive for October 24, 2013

Eugene Izotov and Old Family Ties

Eugene Izotov, CSO principal oboe; photo by Todd Rosenberg

At age twenty, CSO principal oboe Eugene Izotov took an audition in Kansas City. “He was green,” recalled the conductor, “and there were some good people auditioning that day.” As fate would have it, Izotov met a conductor who believed in him, someone who remembered thinking, “I can work with this kid.” That conductor was Bill McGlaughlin

Warming Up for Live Broadcast

Igor Lipinski

Live Impromptu, Thursday at 4:00 PM Pianist Igor Lipinski gets ready for a live broadcast and roomful of Polish dignitaries. Today’s Impromptu honors Polish Independence Day (November 11th). This is a preview for an intimate gathering that will take place at the Polish Consulate to mark the holiday. Consul General Kapuscinska will make a brief more…

Music and Polish Independence

Pianist Igor Lipinski

[LIVE Impromptu at 4:00 PM] The history of Poland is marred by one foreign occupation after another. It wasn’t until the end of World War I, when the usual tormenters were occupied by other problems, that the people of Poland were free to assert their nationhood

Chime in: Is Music the Key to Success?

This recent essay in the New York Times by Joanne Lipman, whose work we’ve featured on WFMT, provoked much discussion on the internet last week about possible links between the study of music and success. So we’ll continue the discussion by¬†asking you: Is the study of music the key to success? How has studying music more…