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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84

    Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84
    Lorin Maazel, the most prolific conductor of his generation, a child prodigy who performed with the New York Philharmonic at age 12 and later spent seven years as its music director, has died. He was 84. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at...
  • Putting art to music, with wondrous results

     Putting art to music, with wondrous results
    Did you hear the one about the composer who walks into an art gallery? If you are expecting a punch line — sorry. It's not a joke. When a composer walks into an art gallery or catches sight of an artwork somewhere else, there might be something...
  • Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

    Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO
    The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...
  • Concert review: Krzysztof Urbanski leads CSO in Ravinia debut

    Concert review: Krzysztof Urbanski leads CSO in Ravinia debut
    Ravinia is not the first place one would expect to find an important young conductor making his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. But that's what happened Thursday night when a rising young podium star from Poland named Krzysztof Urbanski led the...
  • Joshua Bell's crossovers go nowhere in L.A. Phil's Bowl opener

    Joshua Bell's crossovers go nowhere in L.A. Phil's Bowl opener
    The Hollywood Bowl is looking and sounding good. Last year it was spiffed up with smart new lawn furniture, compellingly (and controversially) incandescent new high-definition video screens and an exceptional sound system upgrade. This year there are...
  • 'Klinghoffer' from a St. Louis perspective

    I don’t know to what extent this city practices religious tolerance. But the two noble and awe-inspiring architectural landmarks in the tony, leafy, popular Central West End are the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the immense Barnes-...
  • At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn

    At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn
    The town of Ojai, a place of wonder, is changing, as places of wonder do. It's become a little fancier, worldlier, but only a little. It's still unsullied Ojai, where the Pink Moment transforms dusk into a transient psychedelic experience. The Ojai...
  • 'Classical Style' at Ojai Music Festival draws on wit, wisdom

     'Classical Style' at Ojai Music Festival draws on wit, wisdom
    OJAI — Charles Rosen's "The Classical Style" is an illuminating, academic, occasionally combative, close study of the musical style of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven by a brilliant pianist and scholar who died in 2012. Though a technical tome, it takes...
  • Richter's 'Recomposed' Vivaldi to be at Music Academy of the West

    Richter's 'Recomposed' Vivaldi to be at Music Academy of the West
    What is known as a cover in pop music -- a composer and/or performer making a song his or her own -- is ancient history in classical music. In medieval and Renaissance times, the chant tune on which masses were built was commonly a cover of a standard...
  • Concert Review: Kalmar leads Grant Park Orchestra at the Auditorium

    Concert Review: Kalmar leads Grant Park Orchestra at the Auditorium
    Along with the names of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart and other immortal composers inscribed on the golden proscenium arch framing the stage of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, you will find that of Hector Berlioz. Apparently the French...
  • DISC REVIEW: Stanley Schumacher's 'No Technique' a hypnotic, experimental journey

     
    "No Technique” is one 42-minute track performed by David Taylor on bass trombone. It is a series of buzzing drones that often remind you of the humming of a bee.It's on trombone player Stanley Schmacher's new CD....