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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: Today is the birthday of Hector Berlioz, born in 1803 near Grenoble. Last week we had a question about his Symphonie Fantastique which was on last week’s CSO concerts. Riccardo Muti opened the 2010 CSO season with the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique AND its seldom-heard companion piece. What is the name of the other work by Berlioz? Answer >>
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[LIVE Broadcast, Tuesday at 7:15] Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus has a fairy tale quality (although it's most decidedly adult). Set in the perfumed world of Imperial Vienna, the maestro in the middle for Lyric's production is the dashing, young American Ward Stare. more...
[Web exclusive interview with Deborah Rutter] Chicago's loss is the capitol's gain, Deborah Rutter has taken a new post as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is difficult to measure the impact this affable, unassuming (though tough as nails) woman has had on the city of Chicago. One has to dig and reflect, because she is not one to toot her own horn: first and foremost, she brought Riccardo Muti more...
CYSO music director has some interesting insight into the minds of young musicians: "Things that would be automatic for a pro, such as knowing which instruments have the primary melody or the leading rhythm, require explanation and rehearsal. However, once the young people more...
[Saturday at 11:30 AM] The 2013-2014 season of broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera gets underway this weekend with a revival of the Vegas-style Rigoletto. Of course, in radio it's more about the music than the neon staging, but this production glows just as brightly with a couple of Chicago favorites: Ryan Opera Center alum and Evanston native Matthew Polenzani, who sings the Duke, and Dmitri Hvorovstovsky more...
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The Star-Tribune (Mpls) 12/11/13
The Guardian (UK) 12.09.13
Is a new City Council office the answer to curing the city's financial woes or just...
The field of nanoscience -- the science of the very small -- is exploding and is likely...
The Bears are tied again for first place in the NFC North. James “Big Cat” Williams...
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
Dense fog clears from London's Heathrow Airport after causing at least 200 flight cancellations but passengers are continuing to face delays.
South Africans queue in their thousands to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela, which is lying in state for three days.
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