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Archive for January 21, 2014

Formosa Quartet LIVE

Formosa Quartet

[Hear Brahms On Demand from Monday's "Live from WFMT"] You’ll have a second opportunity to hear this group in a live broadcast Wednesday at 12:15 PM. They’re the featured artists on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial concert

Frank Wright (Before He Added Lloyd)

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This week WFMT’s extended arts coverage focuses on one of Chicago’s all-time biggest celebrities—not in the Kanye sense—more in terms of one who transcends a particular field to become an icon of his age: architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Producer Matt DeStefano reports on an exhibition

Impromptu Pix

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Tuesday’s Impromptu brings in a crop of DePaul students under the tutelage of a frequent WFMT guest, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley. The students present songs of Benjamin Britten in English, Russian and Italian. It’s part of their studies called “Composer Focus” in which these graduate students prepare works by a single composer. Their recital is on more…

Tuesday Impromptu: Poems by Michelangelo?

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Michelangelo rode into history on that storm surge of art known as the Italian Renaissance. How incredible he should also have been gifted with words. There seemed to be no limit to his creative genius, as painter in the Sistine Chapel, or sculptor of David, or architect of the dome of St. Peter’s