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Detail from a cover illustration for Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, recorded in Dec. 3-4, 1947, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, under Eugene Ormandy.

Tchaikovsky’s ‘thousand shifting moments in the soul’s moods’...

For those new to the field, as well as those who’ve spent a lifetime listening to classical music, few works are as soul-stirring and as easy to enjoy as a Tchaikovsky symphony. They are the epitome...
Choral Director Duain Wolfe

Duain Wolfe leads a ‘sneak preview’ of Beethoven’s Ninth

Ahead of his leading the Chicago Symphony Chorus in the season-opening concerts of Beethoven’s Ninth, CSO Chorus Director Duain Wolfe will mark the 30th anniversary of his Colorado Symphony Chor...
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‘La mer’ as a meditation on life itself

Debussy's "La mer" is program music without a program — no he...
Jeff Bridges (left) as the Dude and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Big Lebowski" (1998).

Menthol madness! Music for a fistful of cough drops

The music world is buzzing about the upcoming “Classically...
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What’s in a name? The shifting fortunes of Mahler̵...

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to hold a fixed perspec...
Maestro Muti leads the CSO in an encore by Johann Strauss Jr. for a delighted audience.

Riccardo Muti on the majesty of Gustav Mahler

In anticipation of his first performances of Gustav Mahler...
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Persistence pays off for rising violinist Elena Urioste

Elena Urioste brings an upbeat outlook to everything she doe...
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How to get to Orchestra Hall? Press ‘Up’

Symphony Center hosts plenty of piano supporters. Front and ...