Archive for February, 2011

Pacifica Quartet wraps a remarkable Shostakovich cycle

The fascinating journey that began last October ended Sunday with the …

Feb 28, 2011
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No surprises but plenty of fire and artistry in Kissin’s exhilarating Liszt

Given the daunting physical demands of Franz Liszt’s piano music, one …

Feb 28, 2011
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The unbearable lightness (and length) of John Luther Adams’ music

“One of the musicians asked me today, ‘What does this piece …

Feb 27, 2011
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Salonen, CSO take flight with fiery new concerto and magnificent Sibelius

Between Riccardo Muti’s second medical leave and the revolving roster of …

Feb 25, 2011
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Post-L.A., Esa-Pekka Salonen looks to take up new challenges

It’s been nearly two years since the Finnish conductor and composer …

Feb 23, 2011
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Japanese conductor wins Solti/CSO Competition

Sean Kubota won the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first International Sir Georg …

Feb 23, 2011
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Orion Ensemble to premiere dance work based on the Tarot

Card games have fascinated many composers over the years. Prokofiev’s opera …

Feb 23, 2011
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Heatherington, Ars Viva deliver a generous Finnish-Hungarian program

There are not many conductors who can convincingly handle a program …

Feb 21, 2011
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DiDonato scores a triumph in Chicago recital debut

“I like to hit the ground running,” said Joyce DiDonato after …

Feb 19, 2011
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Andsnes’ memorable Brahms blends intimacy and bravura with CSO

This week’s retooled Chicago Symphony Orchestra program was made less venturesome …

Feb 17, 2011
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