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- 11/07 This cello was played in the trenches of the First World War
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- 10/10 New York Architects Chosen for Major New London Concert Hall
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- 09/10 Heartbroken pianist plays non-stop in public
- 08/22 Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg, Classical Music’s Summit
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- 07/12 Rising-star cellist Bryan Cheng receives Michael Measures Prize
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WCPE About Us: FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions )
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- What's the music behind the "Sleepers, Awake" and "Music in the Night" themes?
The "Sleepers, Awake!" theme is taken from Johann Sebastian Bach's "Sleepers, Awake!" portion of his Cantata 140.
The music you hear behind the "Music in the Night" intro is Massenet's "Meditation from Thaïs." (Taken from the CD "French Connections", Virgo 61109; English Chamber Orchestra led by Paul Tortelier.)
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- Are you really listener-supported? I hear the announcers read ads on the station!
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