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Hurrah! Gloria! ¡Viva! Saluting Lincoln with Verdi at Juarez? Soitenly!

Abraham Lincoln, whose Springfield-bound funeral train stopped in Chicago days after his assassination 150 years ago on April 14, fascinates Gene…

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Muti conducts Tchaikovsky 3

In addition to Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony, Music Director Riccardo Muti conducts a suite from Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird. Principal trumpet Christopher Martin is the soloist in a rarely heard work for trumpet and orchestra, Andrzej Panufnik’s Concerto in modo antico.

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Entering the world of Anna Clyne’s ‘Postponeless Creature’

Anna Clyne’s music can be described in a multitude of ways: the most simple and straightforward would be to say…

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Beyond the Score unravels the mysteries of Brahms

In November, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra launched the 10th season of its imaginative Beyond the Score series with a program honoring…

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Let’s play two: Hilary Hahn hits her repertoire out of the park

Talk about double threats. Hilary Hahn is not only one the supreme violin virtuosos of our time, but she is…

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Max Raabe, nights in Berlin and afternoons at the Chicago Public Library (mit Fotos aus dem Konzert)

Earlier this month, Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester glided through their winter residency at Berlin’s Admiralspalast, the 1910 theater…

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Pondering the enigma of Mahler’s Symphony No. 7

Just a cursory look at the commentaries on Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 in E Minor, and one has the immediate…

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Murray Perahia prefers an in-the-moment approach to performance

Murray Perahia has given thousands of concerts since making his first big mark with a victory at the 1972 Leeds…

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For Dee Alexander, something wonderful always happens on stage

For Dee Alexander, music did not show up in her life in a music class, through a song on the…

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Modern music for an ancient instrument, the harpsichord

Though one of the most important instruments during the Baroque and early Classical eras, the harpsichord by the 20th century was…