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Happy birthday, Gidon Kremer!

Wishing a very happy seventieth birthday to the extraordinary violinist Gidon Kremer! A frequent and favorite performer with the Chicago Symphony…

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Richard Strauss’s Symphony No. 2 in F Minor

One of the most treasured scores in the Rosenthal Archives Theodore Thomas collection is the manuscript of Richard Strauss‘s Symphony…

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Happy birthday, Leontyne Price!

Today we send all best wishes for a very happy ninetieth birthday to the legendary soprano, Leontyne Price, who appeared with…

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Happy birthday, John Williams!

Wishing a very happy eighty-fifth birthday to the incomparable John Williams! Composer, conductor, winner of five Academy Awards (and fifty…

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125 Moments: 125 First Concert

In early 1889, Chicago businessman Charles Norman Fay encountered Theodore Thomas—then one of the most famous conductors in the United…