Archive for March, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013 by Noel Morris
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.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Noel Morris
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
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Noel Morris
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
Monday, March 25, 2013 by Noel Morris
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.