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Exploring Music host, Bill McGlaughlin

Exploring Music host, Bill McGlaughlin

Two Weeks of Verdi, 7:00 PM

After more than ten years of creating topic-based shows for Exploring Music, we have embarked upon the subject of Giuseppe Verdi. If the absence of this composer serves as any indication, Verdi is a daunting topic. He wrote 28 operas, plus the Requiem, a Quartet, and other works. It’s a challenge to represent any composer, particularly one whose real substance manifested in such a large scale. Typically our programs span one week. For Verdi, we’ve done it in two, which is only slightly easier. If you love Verdi, or if you feel it’s time to know him better, you wont want to miss a single episode of our exploration.

Listen to the Thursday, October 10 edition of Exploring Music:

Thursday, October 10th was Verdi’s 200th birthday. In celebration, WFMT offers the CSO’s on-demand webcast.

Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Tatiana Serjan soprano
Daniela Barcellona mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov bass Duain Wolfe, chorus director

This was a one-time performance. If you didn’t attend the concert, visit, so you don’t miss a single note.

Listen to the introduction to Verdi from the Monday, October 7 edition of Exploring Music:

All of the Exploring Music programs are now available on-demand. Visit for details.

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