Chicago’s classical music station WFMT is having a Shostakovich Festival this month. Shostakovich’s birthday week itself will contain the most Shostakovich programming, but the whole month will feature his music. WFMT program director Peter Whorf wrote this recently on the Chicago Classical Music blog:
I’m very excited about what we’ve put together to celebrate the 100th birthday of Shostakovich in September. The entire schedule throughout the month features the complete symphonies, operas and concerti of Shostakovich, as well as commentary from the composer taken from the Friday, September 29th special, Shostakovich Speaks. More on that later…
Read his complete post here. Also, check out this photo gallery for some great shots of Shostakovich throughout his life. This should make for some great listening. I will definitely be tuning in. You can listen to them online at WFMT.com. The radio station also has a blog which is definitely worth checking out.
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