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Archive for July 12, 2014

La Marseillaise, The Beatles to the Bastille

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Arrangements and send-ups of “La Marseillaise” range from Stravinsky to Monty Python. Film critic Roger Ebert listed the singing of “La Marseillaise” in “Casablanca” as one of the “100 Great Movie Moments.” How many incarnations can you name?

Canadian Pianist/Radio Host, Monday from Ravinia

Alain Lefevre

You may have caught Alain Lefèvre on WFMT’s Impromptu. He’s not only a whiz at the keyboard, but on the broadcast board as well. The French-Canadian pianist and composer is passionate about music: playing music, talking about music, and working as an advocate for music with educators, broadcasters

Are Your Ears Thirsty? Q and A with Seth Boustead

Seth Boustead at the Thirsty Ear Festival 2013

WFMT and Seth Boustead of Relevant Tones present the 2014 Thirsty Ear Festival, Saturday, July 12 at the City Winery.
“The name comes from a friend of mine who was talking about an event he went to years ago and he said of the audience, “they were incredible, they had such thirsty ears.” I thought it was a funny and imaginative way to describe people open to new sounds”

Haymarket Opera, Monarchy, a Brutal Crime

Lucretia et Tarquinius, by Johann Peter Pichler, Austrian 1792

[Live broadcast, Tuesday at 5:45 pm] He was a prince. She was the governor’s wife. He went to stay at her house. What happened next toppled a monarchy and inspired over two thousand years of stories, art, and music. The king’s son Sextus Tarquinius waited until all were asleep before creeping into the bedchamber of the virtuous Lucretia.

Ravinia’s Back! Hear Concerts Every Monday

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Monday at 8:00 pm Each summer, the Monday night series Live from WFMT takes a vacation so that WFMT can bring you concerts from the Ravinia Festival. Monday’s broadcast features pianist Jeffrey Kahane, violinist Joseph Swensen, and cellist Carter Brey. Program Mozart: Piano Trio in G, K. 496 Schumann: Piano Trio in d, Op. 63 more…