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Dover Quartet

By Mary Mazurek |

2013 Banff winners and Northwestern University Bienen School of Music’s quartet-in-residence joins us for an evening of live music from the Levin Studio at WFMT. Dover Quartet Joel Link Bryan Lee Melina Pajaro-Van De Stadt Camden Shaw  

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Exploring Chords: “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”

By WFMT |

French composer Claude Debussy’s mode of expression in this symphonic tone poem, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a whole-tone scale, which gives the piece a feeling of floating in a sea of tonalities, and Debussy must have had the sound of his favorite French flute player in his ear while he wrote this work.

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By Stephen Raskauskas |

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Your Guide to Chopin’s Orchestral Works

By Angelica Lasala |

Chopin composed six known works for piano and orchestra before he turned 25 years old. Many of these were written as assignments for Jozef Elsner, his composition teacher at the Main School of Music in Warsaw. Though Chopin did not compose many works for piano and orchestra, he kept these works in his concert repertoire throughout his career. Polish-Canadian pianist …

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Maestro Muti’s Most Memorable Chicago Moments

By Stephen Raskauskas |

Riccardo Muti, the celebrated conductor from Naples, Italy, came to Chicago in 2010 when he became the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Since, Chicagoans have enjoyed many magical moments with the maestro both in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center and beyond, as the CSO extends its reach with performances in the community. Read some of our favorite …