Falstaff mit Zinnkanne und Weinglas, signiert E. Grützner, Öl auf Leinwand
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Verdi's Fun-loving, Shakespearean Masterpiece

Sunday night at 9:30 on WCRB's "Voices," it's Verdi's final opera, based on one of the most famous comedies by Shakespeare: "Falstaff."

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This Week's CD of the Week

The Shelest Piano Duo
Courtesy of the Artists

Ukrainian pianists Anna and Dmitri Shelest were both twelve years old when they met at the Kharkiv Special Music School in Ukraine. Now they’re married, and they join forces for a tour of Ukrainian music for WCRB’s CD of the Week!


A 19th-century print by Bettmann of the first performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Beethoven is depicted standing in the middle of the orchestra.
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When the world gets too crazy to bear, we bring you the news you want to read. This link roundup features water balloons, the King of Pop, and more! 

Stravinsky's former home in Los Angeles
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It's time for our weekly dose of feel-good classical music stories -- otherwise known as our link roundup! You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll share it on social media. Let's go!

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
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Join 99.5 WCRB hosts for free concerts presented by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, Wednesday nights at 7 pm.

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"Voices" is an exploration of all kinds of vocal music, from opera favorites and rarities to major choral works and song cycles. Airs Sundays at 9:30pm.