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Marek Janowski anticipates his downtown debut with the CSO

After stepping down in 2016 as artistic director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski thought he was done…

Marek Janowski considers himself a Wagnerian by circumstance

Marek Janowski never set out to be known as a Wagnerian specialist, but it has certainly worked out that way….

For conductor Giovanni Antonini, it all began with the recorder

Most instrumental soloists who double as conductors tend to be pianists (Daniel Barenboim and Jeffrey Kahane) or violinists (Andrew Manze…

Haydn2032 aims to raise the profile of the Father of the Symphony

Despite a prolific career and pivotal role in the development of the symphony, string quartet and piano trio, Classical-era composer…

French maestro Emmanuel Krivine advises young conductors to go West

In just two years, Emmanuel Krivine has changed his Chicago status from newcomer to regular. The veteran French conductor made…

Semyon Bychkov on the ‘Manfred’ Symphony, ‘an opera without words’

Semyon Bychkov professes a boundless devotion to the music of Tchaikovsky. “Tchaikovsky somehow ensures that when one hears a melody,…

Double debuts: Isabelle Faust and the Schumann Violin Concerto

Forget flash and fireworks, showiness and star power. Isabelle Faust is a very different kind of international soloist. The well-respected…

The Labèques champion a rarity, Bruch’s Concerto for Two Pianos

The Labèque sisters — Katia and Marielle — just might be the world’s most famous piano duo, but they are…

The five essentials for making two pianists merge as one

A solo piano recital can be one of the most compelling events in classical music. But pair two pianists, each…

Two of the ‘Big Five’ violin concertos set for the CSO’s 2017-18 season

Violinists and critics sometimes speak of the “Big Five” violin concertos, a list that typically includes the celebrated works in…

Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak triumphs on both sides of the podium

Last fall, Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak made news with his acclaimed Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in the company’s production…