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Violinist Christian Tetzlaff stays the course

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff hasn’t changed his approach to pieces he’s been playing for decades. For instance, in the two decades since he first recorded the Dvořák Violin Concerto, his...
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Leonard Slatkin champions symphonic music of the 20th century

When conductor Leonard Slatkin was recently researching the upcoming concert seasons of the 15 largest-budget U.S. orchestras, he made a startling discovery. While key living American composers are mo...
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What Sibelius achieved under the spell of the ‘Kaleval...

When Jean Sibelius first read the Finnish national epic poem...
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Janacek, the outsider, in a sound world completely of his ow...

Composer Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) has been called “a Cz...
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When Ravel stopped the show with the CSO

On his first and only North American tour, Maurice Ravel ar...
Cristian Macelaru

Cristian Macelaru, a rising star on the podium

Rising star Cristian Macelaru is now approaching his fifth s...
Beethoven at the piano

Two revered Beethoven interpreters explain what sets this co...

Richard Goode and Paul Lewis, who perform with the Chicago S...
Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan, always an advocate for music, from early t...

Conductor Nicholas McGegan is a generally genial soul. But h...
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Riccardo Muti on the glory of Schubert

“When you hear the music of Schubert, you go home enri...
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Richard Goode makes a discovery — at the dentist

The eminent pianist Richard Goode, who will perform April 24...