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Sir Mark Elder, CBE

Photographed in London 26 January 2015 at Loft Studios.

Commissioned by Ingpen & Williams.

Images licensed to Sir Mark Elder for publicity use (including by Halle Orchestra)

Beyond the Score, Sir Mark Elder finds the passion in Janáček

For classical music novices, there’s a lot to absorb when attempting to enjoy the genius of Leoš Janáček. First, there’s…

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Javier Perianes moves out of the shadow of a famous fellow Spaniard

Nobody needs to remind pianist Javier Perianes that Alicia de Larrocha was Spain’s greatest keyboard artist. He hears it all…

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Beyond the Score: Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, ‘Free But Happy’

In the summer of 1883, while vacationing in the German spa town of Wiesbaden, Johannes Brahms celebrated his 50th birthday…

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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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Revisiting the world premiere of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Beyond the Score world-premiere production of “A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,” salutes the life and work…

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A daughter recalls when Leonard Bernstein took Manhattan

Few figures stand taller in American musical history than Leonard Bernstein. The BBC Music Magazine cited him as the second-greatest conductor ever in a 2011 poll of 100 top maestros. His accomplishments on the podium alone would have guaranteed him lasting fame. But Bernstein was also a landmark composer of both Broadway and classical music.

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‘A Pierre Dream’: A portrait of Pierre Boulez

“A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,”  a world-premiere Beyond the Score production, salutes the life and work of…

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Beyond the Score: Why Italy? Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4

To launch the fifth season of the Beyond the Score series, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Antonio Pappano…

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Creating the immersive experience of ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score has covered some far-flung terrain since its first program 10 years ago. Using…

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Beyond the Score — Haydn: The London Symphonies

Late 18th-century London was the bustling capital of an expanding empire, its citizens rapidly acquiring wealth and eagerly seeking the latest cultural delights. Who better to entertain them than the world-famous Joseph Haydn, whose newly composed, modern symphonies were bursting with brilliance, wit and deep sentiment?

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Pierre Boulez in Chicago: A timeline

When Pierre Boulez first appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1969, he was famous as a revolutionary composer, and…