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The performances were intended to become Barbra Streisand’s first album, but instead many of the songs were redone and released as her Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.
WFMT interviews conductor James Conlon, a tireless advocate for composers silenced by the Nazi regime, and musician Johnny Gandelsman, who produced the soundtrack to ‘The US and the Holocaust.’
After winning multiple Grammys this year, Jon Batiste is moving on after a seven-year run backing up host Stephen Colbert as bandleader of “The Late Show”.
Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Gladys Knight and acclaimed Cuban-born American composer Tania León are also among the honorees.
John has five Grammys, as well as a Tony for Aida. His “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” in The Lion King motion picture has been heard by millions of children.
Americans, get to know the music of our neighbors to the north with this curated playlist.
Williams says the fifth Indiana Jones film will probably be his last film. He’ll spend most of his time to writing concert pieces.
The new season will kick off with a live concert performance and screening of Ghostbusters.
The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated actress says this year’s telecast will spread its arms wider to celebrate Broadway’s stars and unsung heroes.
The Recording Academy has created a social change song award and five new categories, including songwriter of the year.
Vangelis is also remembered for creating the score for Blade Runner.
“One of the great things about the orchestra is that it is always evolving…”
The recording artist, bandleader, musical director, film composer, museum creative director, and scion of New Orleans musical royalty won five Grammys on Sunday.
The 64th Grammy Awards will occur on Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas. Here are the categories, nominees, and eventually, winners, for the classical, jazz, and world music fields.
Banner works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev headline Muti’s three CSO residencies, ahead of the conclusion of his tenure with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.
The renowned composer died in Krakow in March 2020 at the age of 86, but COVID-19 restrictions postponed a formal funeral service.
In addition to the annual CSO residency, Ravinia will play host to a spate of guest ensembles, including Music of the Baroque, The Knights, the Lincoln Trio, Chanticleer, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Chicago Sinfonietta.
Labels really don’t work with Sondheim, who had one foot in the Golden Age and the other in what came next.
Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, opera singer Justino Diaz, and folk music legend Joni Mitchell.
Never were Studs Terkel’s legendary gregariousness, curiosity, and generosity more evident on-air than when a comedian, comic actor, or humorist stopped by the studio.
Music director Riccardo Muti will conduct music by Beethoven, Price, Glass, and Montgomery while welcoming guest artists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Mitsuko Uchida.
Jennifer Dunnington creates emotions for a living. For Ken Burns’ latest film, Muhammad Ali, Dunnington, an Emmy-winning music producer and music editor, used music to convey emotions, introduce momentum, and ratchet up drama in the rink.
Here’s a quick pop quiz; answer our 26 alphabetical questions to see if you know your composer ABCs!
Ahead of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut, conductor Teddy Abrams explains why classical music needs to reach out to young people and embrace other artforms — and explains how Leonard Bernstein was a role model for both of these missions.
An orchestral medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the parade of countries.