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Chime In: March 31, 2013

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Web Exclusive Video: The Vermeer Quartet’s Seven Last Words

Crucifixion by Jacopo Tintoretto,1565

For over two decades, the Vermeer Quartet has made Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ a Chicago tradition during Holy Week. See the video for an inside look at the piece with Vermeer violist Richard Young.

Chime In: March 29, 2013

Chime In: March 28, 2013

Immerse Yourself in a Masterpiece

Manuscript, Sanctus from the Mass in B minor

Scholars spend decades probing the music, the Latin text, the source material and the religious symbolism encrypted within the structure of Bach’s final composition, the Mass in B Minor. Where some works do well with the occasional airing–maybe not more than that–the B Minor Mass is nearly incomprehensible to its most seasoned devotees

Chime In: March 27, 2013

Hear Tenor Joseph Calleja’s WFMT Recital

Joseph Calleja, photo by Simon Fowler

Decca Artist Joseph Calleja has two CDs out, both listed as Editor’s Choice for Gramophone Magazine. For the last few weeks, he’s been part of Chicago’s musical landscape, singing Rodolfo opposite Anna Netrebko in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of La Bohème

Chime In: March 26, 2013

A Musical Feast for Passover, Monday at 6:00 PM

Itzhak Perlman

The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. In this one-hour special, violinist Itzhak Perlman shares Passover music from many traditions, plus songs and memories from his childhood in Israel. The program draws its shape from the Passover seder and, like that ancient family ritual, the music gets progressively giddier as the show moves along.