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Archive for January 13, 2014

Cello Perspectives: A One on One with David Finckel

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To celebrate Cello Month on WFMT, we’ve invited a number of professional players to consider a set of cello questions, expecting–even hoping for–a range of answers. Our first participant is one of America’s top cellists, David Finckel

Fiesta! Gets a Bump

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On Sunday, December 15, 2013, WFMT’s Latino music show Fiesta! celebrated its second anniversary in style with Cuban-American Paquito D’Rivera. The eleven-time Grammy Award-winner played to a packed house at Mayne Stage with the Kaia String Quartet, and special guests Larry Grey, Ernie Adams, and Rick Ferguson. The show was broadcast live on WFMT with Fiesta! host Elbio more…

Look Again at Beethoven

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WFMT’s New Release of the Week It’s a challenge for contemporary artists to tread such a well-traveled road as the Beethoven Cello Sonatas. Most major cellists record them, but when Steven Isserlis and fortepianist Robert Levin step up, people get excited. Both artists are widely acclaimed for making music at the highest level while observing period performance more…

Carl Returns to WFMT’s Morning Show

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WFMT’s morning host Carl Grapentine returned to the airwaves on Monday after having been a casualty of winter weather (a spill on the ice). Carl couldn’t resist taking a poke at himself, playing a movement from Richard Strauss’s wind sonata From an Invalid’s Workshop, a work Strauss composed when his own health was in decline. more…