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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – Week 2

You could say the second 2010 broadcast from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is all about the idea of songs without words, or how different composers express feelings, experience, more…

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Opera scholar salvages long-lost Italian masterpieces

Opera scholar salvages long-lost Italian masterpieces Were it not for University of Chicago musicologist Philip Gossett, a long-forgotten opera titled Stiffelio might have been lost forever. Giuseppe Verdi wrote the more…

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Welcome to the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Our 5th season of radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival begins with music by the Festival’s artistic director, Marc Neikrug. The work is called Green Torso, and more…

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Ahhhhh, Spring

Vivaldi Four Seasons Spring as expressed in a sand animation film by Ferenc Cakó… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-dHxJNsxJc Sand animation film – Ferenc CakóVivaldi: Four Seasons – Springconductor: Lamberto Gardelli About Louise Frankemail more…

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Murphy Elementary School’s Ode to Bach

Here, singing their own words to Bach’s Sleeper’s Awake, are the students from the second grade class of Murphy Elementary School in Chicago. They composed their interpretation with the guidance more…

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Happy Birthday, Chopin!

In honor of Chopin’s 200th birthday today, here are some great artists playing an assortment of his compositions for piano, plus a lively and impropmtu set of variations on Happy more…

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Frederic Chopin’s Astrological Chart

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Rudolf Firkusny was a Team Player

Thanks to pianist Stephen Hough for Tweeting a link to this 1990 Nike commercial featuring Rudolf Firkusny and David Robinson, former center for the San Antonio Spurs.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVKWBrVqCzs Here is Rudolf more…

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Kirill Gerstein named as 2010 Gilmore Artist

How reassuring it is when something really spectacular happens for someone who has devoted countless hours to perfecting his craft. A perfect case in point is this story, reprinted below more…

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Perlman & Ashekazy & Harrell Play Beethoven

Shortly after 1pm on Monday, December 28 WFMT will air the Beethoven Piano Trio in B Flat, Opus 11 in a performance by Rudolph Serkin, Richard Stoltzman, and Alain Meunier. more…

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