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Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal struck gold when they put their musical and poetic heads together. The most famous, and most lucrative of their collaborative efforts was Der Rosenkavalier, which exploded into the opera world in 1911. Over a 19-year period, Strauss went back to von Hofmannsthal for libretti again and again. Arabella opened in 1933; alas the librettist died more...
Composer Mason Bates loves to tell a story—this time it's prehistoric creatures emerging from the primordial ooze in the form of a violin concerto. The genesis of the Concerto evolved over many years between two friends: the composer and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers more...
The four members of the Vermeer Quartet decided to hang it up in 2007, but annually return for their Holy Week tradition of performing Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Sadly, this year's reunion is incomplete more...
When someone mentions Bach's Mass in B Minor, musicians tend to straighten or catch their breath; almost as if a great man has entered the room. There are so many puzzles that draw one deeper into the layers of this piece, without ever really giving up its secrets. The music is beautiful and humbling. One wonders why he wrote it more...
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Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.
The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.
Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought 3-2 win over relegation-battling Norwich.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the pervasive patronage at Metra, the...
On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, aldermen...
Illinois taxpayers may be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential...
All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin
Beethoven: Overtures & Symphonies
Tafelmusik Media TMK-1023 (2 CDs)
Bach: Easter Oratorio
Soli Deo Gloria SDG-719
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2
Deutsche Grammophon 479 2384
Locke: The Broken Consort
Above and Beyond