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Archive for June 9, 2014

Milestone: Richard Strauss at 150

Richard Strauss

WFMT features the music of Richard Strauss in June in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Join us for operas, songs, orchestral works, a brand new radio documentary, and more.
Richard Strauss was born in Munich on June 11, 1864. He lived until 1948.

Do You Know Today’s Music?

eighth blackbird at the MCA, c. Nathan Keay

What are the sounds of our time? How does modern life express itself in our music? Find out with eighth blackbird on Live from WFMT. As of 2010, most of the music hadn’t been written − typical fare for this six-member ensemble, informally known as “the birds.”

The birds like to hatch new