Archive for February, 2010

dal niente’s reductionist take on Mahler’s “Das Lied” offers mixed success

A vibrant musical city needs vigorous small groups as well as …

Feb 28, 2010
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Orion String Quartet returns to Mandel Hall with generous program

More than with orchestral concerts or solo recitals, string quartet programs …

Feb 27, 2010
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Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony receives a belated, electrifying CSO debut

Musical history is full of examples of less-than-stellar premieres, but few …

Feb 26, 2010
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East meets West successfully as Fulcrum Point celebrates the Year of the Tiger

However misused or poorly conceived, multicultural programs are an easy sell …

Feb 26, 2010
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New works and familiar faces to mark Muti’s debut CSO season


Free concerts in Pilsen Sept. 16 and Millennium Park Sept. 19. …

Feb 25, 2010
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Swedish Radio Choir soars in wide-ranging program


The composer Ingvar Lidholm once defined the Scandinavian brand of choral …

Feb 24, 2010
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Eclecticism and intimacy still stalwarts of the Chicago Ensemble experience


Long before chamber music became the domain of professionals, making music …

Feb 23, 2010
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Newberry Consort gives inspired advocacy to Biber rarities

Two concerts by the Newberry Consort this weekend highlighted this celebrated …

Feb 23, 2010
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Glorious singing trumps audacious but muddled production in Lyric Opera’s “Damnation of Faust”

Even more than Beethoven and Schubert, Hector Berlioz personified the dawn …

Feb 21, 2010
at 7:18 pm
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Schubert trios given thrilling advocacy at Mandel Hall

When it comes to exciting classical music, bigger is not necessarily …

Feb 20, 2010
at 1:22 pm
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