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Happy Endings

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from his Symphony No. 9 is the centerpiece of this program. Herbert von Karajan conducts. Also heard will be the finale of Verdi’s Falstaff with Bryn Terfel and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Shirley Verrett and Anna Moffo. The post Happy Endings appeared first on WFMT.


For the Children

The holiday season is always about children and the child that lives within us. We will hear lullabies by Kathleen Battle, Boris Christoff, Marilyn Horne, and Ian Bostridge. The prayer from Hänsel und Gretel is sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Elisabeth Grümmer. The Vienna Boys Choir sing a chorus from Bizet’s Carmen as well. The post For the Children appeared first on WFMT.


Food for Thought

A tasty treat for all! The Robert Shaw Chorale takes us to a clambake, Fanny Brice cooks breakfast, the Crab Man and Strawberry Woman from Porgy and Bess offer food for sale, a little boy named Oliver wants more to eat, and there is a tribute to Julia Child. The post Food for Thought appeared first on WFMT.


All in the Family

Close personal and professional relationships are explored. We recall those of Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge; Galina Vishnevskaya and Mstislav Rostropovich; Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears; and Roberto Alagna and his brothers. The post All in the Family appeared first on WFMT.


A Program Sung in Latin

Selections will be heard from religious works by Charpantier, Rossini, Verdi and Bruckner as well as Orff’s Carmina Burana and a choral work from the film The Lion in Winter. Among the various artists will be Cecilia Bartoli, Luba Orgaosova and Jussi Bjoerling. The post A Program Sung in Latin appeared first on WFMT.


A Cole Porter Program

The legendary Broadway composer well served in recordings made famous by his contemporaries Fred Astaire, Mary Martin, Artie Shaw and Ella Fitzgerald. Mr. Porter will also accompany himself in one of his songs. The post A Cole Porter Program appeared first on WFMT.


The English Songbook

A survey of songs by Vaughan Williams, Delius, and Purcell among others; sung by Bryn Terfel, Kathleen Ferrier, Ian Bostridge, Alice Coote, Felicity Lott, Simon Keenlyside, Anne Murray, and more. The post The English Songbook appeared first on WFMT.


Opera Singers of Spain

Larry presents six Spanish singers in opera and song. They are Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Teresa Berganza, Alfredo Kraus, Victoria de los Ángeles, and Conchita Supervía. The post Opera Singers of Spain appeared first on WFMT.


Can There Ever Be Enough Mozart?

Certainly NOT! Delighting the heart and soul are selections from six Mozart operas. Artists include Fredericka Von Stade, Teresa Berganza, Gottlob Frick, Pilar Lorengar, Gabriel Bacquier, Lucia Popp and Edita Gruberova. A must hear indeed for Mozart fans. The post Can There Ever Be Enough Mozart? appeared first on WFMT.


A Coloratura Spectacular

Vocal pyrotechnics abound with high Cs, trills and singing techniques that leave you breathless. At their best are Joan Sutherland, Alfred Deller, Lucia Popp, Sigrid Onegin and Magda Olivero. The post A Coloratura Spectacular appeared first on WFMT.


A Program for Labor Day

A tribute to workers everywhere that features three government ministers, a flower seller, a fashion designer, and even a smuggler. Cecilia Bartoli, Lucrezia Bori, and Katharine Hepburn are heard, among other vocalists. The post A Program for Labor Day appeared first on WFMT.


Morning Songs

The day begins with the “Awakening Scene” from Strauss’s The Egyptian Helen, sung by Leontyne Price. The morning continues with Die Meistersinger, The Mikado, Oklahoma!, and much more. Artists include The King’s Singers, René Kollo, Bryn Terfel, and Jonas Kaufmann. The post Morning Songs appeared first on WFMT.


From The American Songbook

This is a program of classic American songs. The traditional “Shenandoah,” Steven Foster’s “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair,” the spiritual “Deep River,” “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess, and others. Singers include Eileen Farrell, the Norman Luboff Choir and Marilyn Horne. The post From The American Songbook appeared first on WFMT.


Fire and Music

A combustible combination as René Pape singing “Wotan’s Farewell” and “Fire Music” from Die Walküre. Régine Crespin witnesses the burning of Troy in Les Troyens. Larissa Diadkova sees her mother burned at the stake in Il trovatore. The post Fire and Music appeared first on WFMT.


American Musical Theater

The Overture to Cole Porter’s Anything Goes kicks off this ode to American musical theater. Glynis Johns sings, “Send In the Clowns,” from A Little Night Music, and Bette Midler greets us with, “Hello, Dolly!,” among much more to be heard in this all-Broadway program. The post American Musical Theater appeared first on WFMT.


The Art of Josephine Baker

Arriving in France as one of the many Americans in Paris in the 1920s, La Belle Josephine, as she was called, became a national treasure for the French for half a century. The post The Art of Josephine Baker appeared first on WFMT.


A Program for Gay Pride Weekend

For a special one-hour program beginning at 4:30pm, Larry showcases the talents of gay composers Gian Carlo Menotti, Reynaldo Hahn, and Michael Tippett. Also featured are Peter Pears, Nathan Lane, Josephine Baker, Donald Gramm, and pianists, Earl Wild, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and more. The post A Program for Gay Pride Weekend appeared first on WFMT.


Things that Crawl, Swim, and Fly

Fish swim, butterflies float, snakes slither, bees sting, and worms crawl in a most unusual program. Immersed in nature are Kathleen Battle, Gérard Souzay, Christa Ludwig, John McCormack, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Felicity Lott, and more. The post Things that Crawl, Swim, and Fly appeared first on WFMT.


Coffee, Tea, Beer, or Wine?

The bar is open. It’s your choice and served by Jerry Hadley, Joan Morris, Carlo Bergonzi, Ella Fitzgerald and more. The post Coffee, Tea, Beer, or Wine? appeared first on WFMT.


Here Comes the Sun

Here is a program filled with sunshine for a March day. Franco Corelli sings O sole mio plus arias from Rigoletto, Romeo and Juliet and May Night. Also spreading sunshine are Karita Mattila, Piotr Beczala, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi and Nicolai Gedda. The post Here Comes the Sun appeared first on WFMT.