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Famed Oboist Ray Still Has Died At 94

4:29PM
April
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

1:20PM
February
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

2:39PM
January
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

12:00PM
June
24, 2013

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

Who was Liberace, really?

9:41AM
May
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

6:55PM
October
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

6:55PM
October
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
6:55PM
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

6:00AM
April
23, 2012

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

Riccardo Muti Never Misses a Beat During Concert Scuffle

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Riccardo Muti
6:00AM
March 15, 2012

Fistfight in elite seats stuns symphony patrons; Stephen Sondheim on musical revisions; Cellist Zoe Keating creates music on the fly