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Carl's Morning Quiz: The Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky spent some happy times in Italy. One musical result was his Capriccio Italien. He also wrote a string sextet as a remembrance of what Italian city? Answer >>
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The four members of the Vermeer Quartet decided to hang it up in 2007, but annually returned 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...
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival returns to the airwaves with variety and bravura, covering 300 years of repertoire from four different continents. The artists include some of the world's most prestigious performers like Garrick Ohlsson, Daniel Hope, and Lawrence Foster. Top chamber music players like Ida Kavafian, Steve Tenenbom, and William Preucil make up the backbone more...
It's difficult to keep up with conductor Leonard Slatkin. He is currently music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Orchestre National de Lyon. He's made 7 Grammy Award-winning recordings, with 64 nominations. With so much going on, how does one find time to talk about the distant past? more...
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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.
The Manhattan String Quartet performed in “100 Years of the String Quartet” at the Tenri Cultural Institute on Wednesday.
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.
Illinois taxpayers may be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential...
Rep. Randy Hultgren joins us to discuss the Affordable Care Act, election year politics...
We take a closer look at whether Deerfield-based Walgreens will move to Switzerland due...
All Day Immersion Seminar: Leonard Bernstein--A Musical Giant with Bill McGlaughlin