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In 1955, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Reiner, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra set out to record the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major. RCA engineers made two simultaneous recordings of the performance, one on the standard equipment of the day, the other on the new stereophonic tape machines, knowing that -- one day -- consumer playback equipment would catch up with the then-state-of-the-art studio technology that they employed.

Congrats to Good Luck Audrey, the winner of the WFIT Garage Band Contest! Tune in to Sound Waves April 7th at noon for a Live In Studio Session with the winners!

Here's the winning video:

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Chris & Adam from SWIMM stop by Sound Waves at 1pm Thursday to talk about their new album and Robot Love and we'll check out the new single "First Time".

89.5 FM and streaming everywhere at WFIT.org

  This rare portrait of Bach, by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, hung in John Eliot Gardiner's home during World War II.
courtesy of William H. Scheide, Princeton, N.J.

It's Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday on March 31st, and we'll be celebrating up in the attic on Thursday night.

An old time rooster, Mike, in North Carolina, and his several laying hens, confabulated in the hen house and decided to sacrifice a supersized bag of dried meal worms, so that Blues With A Twist will continue to make their job of pecking worms, termites, ticks and fleas much more bearable.  Join Mike and the hens on Tuesday to meet the monetary challenge and listen to some great music at the same time.

7:00 p.m. on WFIT 89.5 FM and streaming live at WFIT.org

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