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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts

    The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts
    The more than 200 solo organ works that bracket the prodigious composing career of Johann Sebastian Bach have long been every organist's Bible. Rare is the organ recital that doesn't include such favorites as the mighty "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" or...
  • 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...
  • Classical musicians and the terror of the audition

    Classical musicians and the terror of the audition
    Audition. The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings. A fudged note, a slack attack, a harsh tone, a hint of hesitancy, a sagging pitch — any of...
  • James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser

     James Galway's Ravinia concert a tuneful crowd-pleaser
    The Ravinia Festival is obliging its North Shore constituency with several weeks of broadly appealing orchestral fare to kick off the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's annual residency. Few soloists in the classical realm are better equipped to provide value...
  • Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London

    Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London
    LONDON – The BBC Proms proclaims itself as the greatest classical music festival in the world and does so with the confidence of knowing it's got the artistic goods to back up its sweeping claim. With nearly 90 events vying for attention in the...
  • Concert review: Gabriel Cabezas victorious in Grant Park debut

     Concert review: Gabriel Cabezas victorious in Grant Park debut
    Gabriel Cabezas is the latest classical performer to be tested in the crucible of Chicago's weird summer weather, only to emerge victorious from the experience. The greatly gifted young cellist, a Chicago area native who turned 21 late last year, made...
  • 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...
  • An Appreciation: Lorin Maazel conducted himself inimitably

    An Appreciation: Lorin Maazel conducted himself inimitably
    I didn't understand Lorin Maazel, the exceptional conductor who died Sunday at 84. Who did? Even his family may not have completely gotten him. He complained in an interview two years ago that his kids would laugh off the property anyone calling Maestro...
  • Orchestra accompanies 'Heaven and Earth' exhibit

    There are free tours every Sunday for the Allentown Art Museum's big summer exhibition, "Of Heaven and Earth," but there's an added treat on Sunday, July 27. That's when members of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra will perform in the gallery among...
  • 'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style

    'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style
    Can you have too much Mozart? The question is worth asking at a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing out its summer residency at Ravinia with semistaged concert performances of two of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, "Don Giovanni" and "The...