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Soprano and Pianist Chelsea Guo performs music by Clara and Robert Schumann, live from the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.
This week, discover Anton Arensky’s memorial to Tchaikovsky in the form of his Quartet in A Minor for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos, Op. 35. Also featured on the program: Leonard Bernstein’s first published work, and Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, Op. 22.
The South African soprano shares songs by Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Emilie Mayer, Nadia Boulanger, and Kathleen Tagg.
How about some musical bonbons for a cold winter day? With several inches of snow outside, violinist Geneva Lewis and pianist Sahun Sam Hong teamed up for a bright performance of French music confections.
Ahead of her appearance at Ravinia this week, we sat down to talk with Lara Downes about her efforts to broaden the classical canon, her first introduction to Black composers like Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, and why she loves to work with Rachel Barton Pine.
The music of Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms somehow managed to make a lovely spring afternoon even better.
With collaborative pianist Milana Pavchinskaya, Brown gave a sensitive, engrossing performance to an empty audience in the Chicago Cultural Center.
What is a versatile and active musician to do during quarantine? Susan Nelson has been learning and sharing songs by female composers and songwriters across various genres.
September is National Piano Month, so WFMT is sharing a supersized playlist – with one selection corresponding to each key on the keyboard.
From medieval times to modernity, women have made important contributions to all aspects of music, including as composers.
Clara Schumann was one of the 19th century’s most celebrated composers and performers for the piano. Ahead of the 200th anniversary of her birth, celebrate her with a playlist of some of her greatest compositions.
Just because the school year is right around the corner doesn’t mean that you have to stop playing (or writing) music. As proof, here are 16 pieces from composers written when they were still students!
“You have these pieces of music that are part of you, part of your DNA, and every time you return to them, it just comes out differently because you are different.”
For naysayers who think classical music is on the decline, these Chicago-based performing groups offer the perfect response. All founded in the past three years, they’re offering fresh takes on repertoire familiar and unfamiliar, expanding the musical canon and enlivening the musical life of our city.