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Archive for July 18, 2013

Cloning Conlon?

Ravinia Music Director, James Conlon

Uh no, not exactly—but having WFMT in the middle of one of the world’s cultural capitals has its advantages. Now that Lyric Opera broadcasts go on hiatus, the Saturday opera broadcast switches over to the left coast, to the Los Angeles Opera. James Conlon conducts Verdi’s “I due Foscari” with Placido Domingo singing one of the title roles. Perhaps Maestro Conlon will have his own radio tuned to WFMT for that broadcast as he is in Chicago in the midst of his residency at the Ravinia Festival

Art and Music: Picasso

A blue room, a tub

Hear the “Picasso Suite” by Canadian composer Harry Somers. There are 8 sections and a coda to this work which was written for a 1964 television documentary on Pablo Picasso. Their titles explain the inspiration: 1) “Paris circa 1900” 2) “Blue Period” 3) “Circus” 4) “Cubism” 5) “Neo-Classic” 6) “Etching-the Vollard Suite” 7) “Mural-Temple of Peace” 8) “Arcadia-Faun with Flute-Innocence.”