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Archive for January 17, 2014

Cello Perspectives: Dmitry Kouzov

Dmitry Kouzov

Hear Dmitry Kouzov with the Formosa Quartet on Monday at 8:00 PM, and Wednesday at 12:15 PM   To celebrate Cello Month on WFMT, we’ve invited a number of professional players to consider a set of questions; expecting—and hoping for—a range of answers to widen our perspective on the instrument. Dmitry Kouzov is ‘subbing’ for more…

Lyric Opera Tips Its Hand

Lyric Opera music director Sir Andrew Davis; photo by Dario Acosta

Wagner’s Ring cycle, and a politically charged opera suppressed by the Soviets–

Season roll-outs are upon us when the majors on Chicago’s music scene present their plans for their 2014-2015 seasons. Today Sir Andrew Davis, the extraordinary American soprano Christine Goerke, Eric Owens, who was Skyping from what appeared to be his man cave

Verdi Requiem with Muti and Krassimira Stoyanova

Krassimira Stoyanova pictured with Riccardi Muti; photo by Todd Rosenberg

[Salzburg Festival, Sunday at 5:00 PM]

WFMT presents the Verdi Requiem with Riccardo Muti at the head of an orchestra he’s known his entire career, the Vienna Philharmonic. Soloists include Krassimira Stoyanova, Elīna Garanča

Tedx Talk: The Cello

Ian Maksin and Ani Gogova

iAN & ANi are playing live on WFMT at 7:30 PM, Friday (a concert from Northeastern Illinois University). They’ve been musical partners for a year and the Chicago-based duo has already given over fifty concerts around Russia, Europe and the U.S.; and played on NPR and international broadcast outlets. For cello month on WFMT we more…