Philip de Oliveira

Walton D. Clarke Fellow/Morning Edition Producer

Philip is the Walton D. Clarke Fellow at WKSU, where he reports and produces Morning Edition.

His reporting and music criticism have appeared in The Chautauquan Daily, Cleveland Scene magazine and Cool Cleveland. His reporting has aired locally, statewide on Ohio Public Radio stations, and nationally on NPR. Before pursuing journalism, he earned a degree in music composition and piano. He also spent some time traveling northern Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. He lived in Brazil for three years before moving to northeast Ohio. He currently lives in Cleveland Heights.

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Most people are used to hearing Beethoven played on a modern piano. But Beethoven actually played on an earlier version of the instrument, known as a fortepiano.

During a weekend visit to Case Western Reserve University, pianist and scholar Malcolm Bilson performed a recital on an instrument very similar to what Beethoven would have played. It differs from the modern Steinway in a handful of ways.

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There’s one question asked every time a new brewery opens up in Northeast Ohio: Are there too many breweries?

Doug Trattner, who’s been covering the food scene for more than 15 years and now writes for Cleveland Scene magazine, says probably not.

“I’m not doing their books, but I walk into these bars and they’re busy,” Trattner said.