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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...
  • 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...
  • Meyers replaces Dumay in Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concerts

    Meyers replaces Dumay in Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concerts
    Illness has forced famed French violinist Augustin Dumay to drop out of his weekend concerts with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including a concert Friday night at Lafayette College's Williams Center. Replacing him will at Lafayette and at Saturday's...
  • Symphony Pops blasts off with the music of John Williams

    Symphony Pops blasts off with the music of John Williams
    Some composers are known as one-hit wonders. Not John Williams. Considered by many to be the greatest composer for film of all time, Williams has written music for more than 80 movies. The list includes some of the most popular releases for two...
  • Music to your taste buds

    Music to your taste buds
    Joshua Roman is bringing together what just might be the greatest pairing since Romeo and Juliet. The renowned cellist and confessed chocoholic is all about multimedia presentations that engage the audience on many levels. So it makes sense, he said,...
  • Classical music concert recommendations

    Classical music concert recommendations
    Chicago a cappella: The vocal ensemble under principal guest music director John William Trotter is joined by the Ensemble Espagnol Spanish Dance Theater for a tapestry of classical and popular music from Mexico, Spain, Cuba and South America. Ole! 8 p.m....
  • BSO delivers persuasive performance of Mahler's Third Symphony

    BSO delivers persuasive performance of Mahler's Third Symphony
    In one of the most often quoted lines by Gustav Mahler, the composer declares that, "To me, 'symphony' means constructing a world with all the technical means at one's disposal." That applies, more or less, to all of his symphonies, but he was speaking...
  • Fun Stuff To Do In Greater Hartford In February

    Fun Stuff To Do In Greater Hartford In February
    Coney Island – Revisited "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland," says the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, "will be the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on...
  • Boston Pops is here and now

    Boston Pops is here and now
    When Keith Lockhart became conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, he said no one should do one thing for half a century. The target of his remark was Arthur Fiedler, who led the orchestra from 1930 to 1979. Now, in his 20th year at the podium, Lockhart...
  • Herbert Blomstedt leads L.A. Phil's commanding Bruckner performance

     Herbert Blomstedt leads L.A. Phil's commanding Bruckner performance
    Silicon Valley, you've surely noticed, has become health conscious. Apple markets medical apps. One of Google's latest futuristic endeavors is a cancer nanodetector. But the Bay Area's entrepreneurial techies have missed a fountain of youth in its...