Archive for November, 2013

Baritone cancels Schubert recital

Christian Gerhaher has cancelled his performance of Schubert’s song-cycle Winterreise with …

Nov 30, 2013
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Tilson Thomas throws out the first lozenge at bronchial CSO concert

Michael Tilson Thomas found a novel way to deal with bronchial …

Nov 25, 2013
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Chicago Ensemble offers an engaging, wide-ranging program

Now in its 37th season, the Chicago Ensemble continues to present …

Nov 25, 2013
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Chicago Chorale delivers a glowing performance of Martin “Mass”

Imagine a composer who after writing his masterpiece, puts it in …

Nov 23, 2013
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Tilson Thomas, CSO deliver a vital and eloquent Mahler 9

The greater the music, the more readily it responds to different …

Nov 22, 2013
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Soprano’s Lyric Opera debut sparks a well sung and impassioned “Traviata”

The Lyric Opera of Chicago began life in 1954 and Verdi’s …

Nov 21, 2013
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Pianist boosts Music of the Baroque’s Classical-era program

The chronological dates we assign to artistic periods are notoriously malleable, …

Nov 19, 2013
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CSO’s uneven “War Requiem” fails to reach the heights

On November 14, 1940, the German Luftwaffe attacked the city of …

Nov 15, 2013
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Chicago Philharmonic offers a fine mixed lineup for strings and winds

The Chicago Philharmonic under guest conductor Joel Smirnoff was in good …

Nov 11, 2013
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Lyric Opera’s “Parsifal” offers vexing, variably sung Wagner

One of these decades Lyric Opera is going to get Parsifal …

Nov 10, 2013
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