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Carl's Morning Quiz: Who am I? I was born on this date in 1930 in France but grew up in the U.S. I was a child prodigy as a conductor, guest-conducting the NBC Symphony at the age of 11. I made my violin debut at 15. I held many positions during my lifetime including Music Director of three American orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the NY Philharmonic. I died last July at the age of 84. Who am I? Answer >>
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Composer and former-Chicagoan Jonas Tarm was shocked to learn that his piece “Marsh u Nebuttya” commissioned for the New York Youth Symphony will not be performed as scheduled on Sunday, March 8th at Carnegie Hall. The nine-minute piece, which means “March to Oblivion” in Ukrainian, includes a musical quotation of “Horst-Wessel-Lied,” the Nazi party anthem. more... more...
J’nai Bridges shared some exciting news with WFMT in her dressing room at the Lyric Opera of Chicago before a performance of “The Passenger.” In the opera, Bridges portrays Vlasta, a Czech Jew imprisoned in Auschwitz. The mezzo-soprano explains why she is passionate about this production and what’s coming up next for her. If you more... more...
Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 pm Kirill Karabits conducts the San Francisco Symphony in this concert with violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour. The program includes Honegger’s Pacific 231, Benjamin Britten’s Double Concerto, Sibelius’ Symphony #2, and an encore of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #2. more...
Friday, March 6 at 12:00 pm Hear a special birthday tribute to composer Frédéric Chopin, as award-winning young pianist Weiwen Ma plays his Polonaise in F sharp minor op.44, a selection of his Etudes and Mazurkas, and Scherzo No.4 in E Major op.54. Weiwen is a native of Shanghai, China. The PianoForte Salon Series is more... more...
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Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas
Canary Classics CC-14 (2 CDs)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol 4
JB Recordings MM-15029
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