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Music’s Fathers

Sergei Rachmaninoff with granddaughter Sophie

Sergei Rachmaninoff with granddaughter Sophie

Happy Father’s Day from WFMT


WFMT honors fatherhood this weekend with opera, film music, and one artist’s journey to connect with his late dad. View an online photo exhibition (below) of musical dads and their children and grandchildren, including Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius, Sergei Prokofiev, and Richard Strauss.

Broadcast specials

Larry Johnson offers a program on fathers in operatic arias on this week’s edition of Arias and Songs.

Play

Candice Agree features music from the 1961 father-themed film A Raisin in the Sun which starred Sidney Poitier and the late Ruby Dee during the 8:00 am hour on Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day.

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The Harrell Family gathered ’round the piano

 

Sunday at 6:00 pm, WFMT presents the award-winning special Songs My Father Taught Me starring cellist Lynn Harrell. This is the story of a cello soloist’s journey to know his late father, a successful opera singer. In this personal account, cellist Lynn Harrell describes and demonstrates at the cello how listening to his father’s recordings made him a better player.

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Branford Marsalis with father Ellis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bela Bartok with son Peter

 

 

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Antonin Dvorak with daughter Magdalena

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Richard Wagner with son Siegfried

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Gustav Mahler with daughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard Strauss with grandson

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Jean Sibelius, wife Aino, and two of their six daughters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Igor Stravinsky with three of his four children

 

 

 

 

 

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Sergei Rachmaninoff with daughter Irina

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Sergei Prokofiev with sons Sviastoslav and Oleg

 

 

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Peter and Bela Bartok

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Dmitri Shostakovich with daughter Galina, photo from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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Dmitri Shostakovich with son Maxim, photo from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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John Adams with daughter Emily

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