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Yefim Bronfman muses on wine, wit and Brahms

Pianist Yefim Bronfman could be the most famous person to emerge from Uzbekistan, though fans of diminutive comedian Obid Asomov or the actresses Rita Volk (“Faking It”) or Natasha Alam (...
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Prague in Pilsen: Would Dvorák recognize Chicago’s bohemians today?

In 1893, a parade kicked off at Ashland Avenue, heading east on 18th Street through the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, past barkeep John Dusek’s grand, new Thalia Hall. The Chicago Daily ...
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Prokofiev’s score for the film ‘Lieutenant Kijé...

Sergei Prokofiev’s first film score, written in 1933 for o...
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Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, a vivid paean to the r...

Dmitri Shostakovich lived most of his life with his head on ...
Manfred Honeck | Photo: Jeff Swensen

Manfred Honeck, always searching for the new in the familiar

Since European visits by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra rema...
British pianist Paul Lewis. | Photo: Josep Molina/Harmonia Mundi

Pianist Paul Lewis follows his own golden rule

Known as one of the foremost interpreters of Beethoven and S...
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Todd Rosenberg picks his favorite CSO images of 2014

You may know his work if you are a frequent visitor to Symph...
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The battle on the ice, at Orchestra Hall — and the United ...

Thousands gather beneath the flags of two great nations. The...
Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko makes a case for Rachimanov’s unsung &...

For his return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, rising you...
Elena Urioste

Elena Urioste finds herself in an Illinois state of mind

Elena Urioste is enjoying an Illinois moment. The New York-b...