On April 21, 2020, the Chicago Symphony family celebrates the centennial of Italian composer and conductor Bruno Maderna (1920–1973), who led the Orchestra on several occasions in the 1970s.
According to Phillip Huscher, “For many years he had been a close friend of Pierre Boulez (and a true friend of all those involved in new music activities) and a treasured colleague; like Boulez, he had made his mark both as a composer and as a conductor. ‘In fact, to get any real idea of what he was like as a person,’ Boulez wrote at the time of his death, ‘the conductor and the composer must be taken together; for Maderna was a practical person, equally close to music whether he was performing or composing.'”
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