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Archive for April 3, 2014

Hear it Twice, Live and on the Radio

Pianist Roger McVey

PianoForte Salon Series Airs Friday at 10:00 pm
Pianist Roger McVey comes from Idaho to play a Chicago piece—Defensive Chili by Marc Mellits, whose titles read like a WXRT playlist: Beatles Trip, Baby Chicken, Just Noise, Zombie in a Penguin Suit. Mellits calls his style eclectic, with “driving rhythms and soaring lyricism.” Defensive Chili is a grooving work for solo piano. McVey adds to that a contemplative

Baroque&Before: to Stockholm

Pulpit and King's Gallery designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder

Thursday’s edition of Baroque&Before features music by J.S. Bach, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Jean-Philippe Rameau. The music was recorded live at the Stockholm Early Music Festival; they call it “the largest international event for historical music in the Nordic countries.” The festival is held annually in Stockholm’s Old Town

Streaming Alan Gilbert

Gilbert

First there was the 45, then there was MTV, the Walkman, the CD, and the iPod; now…?

New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert gets it: his job description isn’t the same as his predecessors’. YouTube boasts having more than 1 billion unique users every month—that’s one in seven people worldwide. Viewership exceeds a staggering 6 billion hours