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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • John Adams on a big Beethoven kick in San Francisco

    We cannot escape Beethoven. The big music book of the fall was American musicologist Jan Swafford's epic, 1,077-page "Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph," published less than a year after British broadcaster John Suchet's biography, "Beethoven: The Man...
  • Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement

     Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement
    Henryk Górecki's Fourth Symphony, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and given its U.S. premiere Friday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall, is powerful and peculiar. Just like the late Polish composer. It is a symphony that was not...
  • A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO

    A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO
    A Cole Porter line popped into my head throughout Friday night's deeply fulfilling Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert: "How strange the change from major to minor." Harmonic shifts, both subtle and startling, provide a key structural and emotional...
  • Mixed-bag MusicNOW concert not always on track

    Mixed-bag MusicNOW concert not always on track
    Contemporary works that allude to, or directly draw upon, sources of inspiration beyond themselves are tricky things to bring off. The music must be strong enough to stand on its inherent merits, since allusiveness all by itself carries little to no...
  • Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family

    Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family
    When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama. But this won't be a Jurowski...
  • Review: Muti begins CSO residency with warming Tchaikovsky

    Review: Muti begins CSO residency with warming Tchaikovsky
    You might call it the lull before the storm, except that nothing is exactly quiet around Orchestra Hall when Riccardo Muti is back leading his Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Next week's subscription concerts will bring a big choral splash of Scriabin and...
  • HSO Sizzles Through A Program of Contrasts

    HSO Sizzles Through A Program of Contrasts
    The evening began with music of fire and ended with music of ice. But throughout the performance the orchestral playing remained hot. Daniel Hege was guest conductor as The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in the...
  • Best bets for Jan. 7

    Best bets for Jan. 7
    Music St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra: Conductor Vladimir Lande leads the venerable ensemble in a program of Bernstein and Shostakovich. Cellist Dmitry Kouzov joins the orchestra for Schumann's Cello Concerto. 8 p.m., Kravis Center for the...
  • Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park

    Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park
    While portents of change echo across the local summer music landscape, one hot-weather classical enterprise that remains impervious to change, justifiably so, is the Grant Park Music Festival. Given the successful marriage of municipal sponsorship and...
  • Unique harp quartet comes to Fermilab stage

    Unique harp quartet comes to Fermilab stage
    As far as harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams is concerned, four is better than one. “The harp is mainly an instrument for soloists,” said Williams, founder of the Chicago Harp Quartet. “And there are a lot of harp duos, but you can do...
  • Palm Beach County

    Second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Monthly Meeting Zonta Club of Boca Raton The organization of businesswomen meets for dinner. Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. 561-482-1013 or info@zontabocaraton.org. Wednesdays from 1 to 2:...