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Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko makes a case for Rachimanov’s unsung ‘Symphonic Danc...

For his return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, rising young conductor Vasily Petrenko will lead a program that includes works by Edward Elgar, Ludwig van Beethoven and one by a fellow Russian, Serg...
LVB_poster

Jan Swafford’s ‘Beethoven’ searches for the man behind the myt...

After writing well-received biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms, Jan Swafford took on the challenge more than a decade ago of chronicling the vast life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven. In...
rampal_bach

The revelatory experience of hearing Bach’s Brandenbur...

In my college years, I pored over the music of J.S. Bach. My...
screenshot from video of Nicholas Kraemer discussing the Brandenburg Concertos.

Nicholas Kraemer on his approach to the Brandenburg Concerto...

Conductor Nicholas Kraemer, who will lead the Chicago Sympho...
Nicholas_Kraemer

Period-music maestro Nicholas Kraemer promotes ‘Bach w...

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

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...
EricOwensIMG

Eric Owens makes himself at home in Chicago

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