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The revelatory experience of hearing Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

In my college years, I pored over the music of J.S. Bach. My freshman harmony course consisted of disassembling and reassembling Bach chorales. We students treated the chorales in much the same way as...
screenshot from video of Nicholas Kraemer discussing the Brandenburg Concertos.

Nicholas Kraemer on his approach to the Brandenburg Concertos

Conductor Nicholas Kraemer, who will lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of all six Brandenburg Concertos, discusses his approach to Bach’s masterworks: “Bring out all the voi...
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Jan Swafford’s ‘Beethoven’ searches for th...

After writing well-received biographies of Charles Ives and ...
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The unsung hero behind Mozart’s Requiem, Franz Xaver S...

Let us now praise obscure men. Those who perform thankless t...
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Period-music maestro Nicholas Kraemer promotes ‘Bach w...

Unlike some conductors who lock onto their career paths as c...
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard talks Bach and more

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, whose latest disc is &...
Statue of Johann Sebastian Bach outside St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany.

Why J.S. Bach is the godfather of classical music

The BBC makes a compelling case for why Johann Sebastian Bac...
Vasily Petrenko

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

For his return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, rising you...
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Eric Owens makes himself at home in Chicago

Eric Owens, a Philadelphia native, has a thriving career tak...