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      Artur Rodzinski, A Fire Breathing Maestro

      Tune in for two fascinating documentaries. Polish-American conductor Artur Rodziński is remembered for his fiery temperament on and off the podium. Stories abound of his having kept a loaded pistol in his pocket. Some rumors, likely apocryphal, go so far as to claim that he once more...

      Impromptu with Marc-André Hamelin and Takács

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      A Last-Minute Concerto Hits Home

      "The playing was superb. The audience was large and acutely enthusiastic. A sense of well-being seemed to pervade the hall. Anyone wanting to understand why Disney has been such a success and the L.A. Phil appears an unusually happy orchestra...could find out why with this program." more...

      Chicago’s Incubator for Opera Singers

      Richard Ollarsaba, who was the "cover" for Don Giovanni star Mariusz Kwiecien, got the call at 10:00 am: "Mr. Kwiecien will not be able to sing today. You're on." He had four hours until curtain. "The instant I got the call, adrenaline shot through my system, but after the initial shock I immediately went into work mode and the only thing I could tell myself was 'Just do your job' more...

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