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It was 100 years ago this week that Russian violinist Jascha Heifetz made his American debut at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1917. Considered by many to be one of the greatest violinists in history, he was just 16 years old at the time. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with commentator Miles Hoffman about that appearance and the career that followed.

Sarasota Opera House

You can join Classical WSMR and the Sarasota Music Festival for a night at the opera (house) Friday - and you don't even have to leave your own home, as you can hear the performance live on the radio.

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As the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, continue into their third week, so does the music of the games on Classical WSMR.

WSMR has been bringing you musical impressions of the games, as well as the host and participating countries.  That will continue through the conclusion of competition this Friday.

WSMR will have a different “theme” highlighting some of the events or countries that are participating in the Winter Games.

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You're probably not going to make it over to Sochi to see the Winter Olympics in person...but you can enjoy the music of the games on Classical WSMR.

Each day WSMR will have musical impressions of the games, as well as the host and participating countries.  You’ll hear famous musical postcards along with some of the great classical music used in the figure skating competition. 

Starting today and each weekday during the Olympics, WSMR will have a different “theme” highlighting some of the events or countries that are participating in the Winter Games. There will also be updates on the latest medal winners at various times during the day (don't worry, you'll be warned in advance so your prime time viewing isn't disturbed!).