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Lang Lang and Prokofiev With L. A. Phil on Classical Showcase

23, 2015

The next broadcast of Classical Showcase Friday evening at 7 will feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel conducting with Lang Lang as soloist for Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev.

Famed Oboist Ray Still Has Died At 94

2, 2014

Oboist Ray Still passed away on March 12 at the age of 94 in Woodstock, Vermont surrounded by his family and listening to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

Conductor Claudio Abbado Featured This Week on Symphony @ 7

3, 2014

This week on Symphony @ 7, we’ll pay tribute to the great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado by presenting a range of recordings spanning different periods of his conducting career, culminating Friday evening in a big performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.

Conductor Claudio Abbado has Died at Age 80

21, 2014

One of the greatest conductors of our time has passed away at the age of 80. Claudio Abbado endured a long illness and outlived the expectations of many, working for as long as he could. He died Monday at his home in Bologna, Italy.

Riccardo Muti Shoots…Scores With Chicago Blackhawks Goal Song

24, 2013

Riccardo Muti dons a Chicago Blackhawks sweater and even has the moves to go with it.

Who was Liberace, really?

28, 2013

Musically speaking there was much more to Liberace than candelabras and cabaret songs. When he was 20, he played the 2nd Piano Concerto by Franz Liszt with the Chicago Symphony.

Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony and Georg Solti This Evening

26, 2012

We conclude our week long celebration of conductor Georg Solti’s 100th birth anniversary on Symphony @ 7 tonight with his acclaimed recording of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.

Solti, Chicago and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony on Classical 101

24, 2012

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we continue our week long 100th birth anniversary celebration of Sir Georg Solti with his Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor.

Sir Georg Solti Featured on Symphony @ 7 This Week

George Solti in 1975 by Allan Warren
George Solti in 1975 by Allan Warren
October 22, 2012

Hungarian-born conductor Georg Solti would have been 100 yesterday, and we’re celebrating his recording legacy this week on Symphony @ 7.

Chicago Symphony Breaks 20-Year Russian Silence

23, 2012

Who buys the most recordings?; The best-known violinist you may not know; Chicago Orchestra breaks 20-year silence in Russia