One of the showpieces on the Mazmanian Family’s latest CD, Folk Spirit, is Brahms’ signature number, Hungarian Dance No. 5. The wild abandon bursting from passages of aching restraint, the Gypsy fury of the dance, is characteristic of the M... more

Oct 23, 2013 12:40 AM Classical Music

Brahms may not have been the most enterprising of composers. The first of his four symphonies was 20 years in the making, a gestation period culminating in an initial performance in 1876 when the composer was 44 years more

May 21, 2013 7:21 PM Classical Music

Frankly Music, Milwaukee’s top-level chamber music series, begins its new season with a program that features musicians of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO)... more

Oct 8, 2012 1:58 PM Classical Music

Last weekend was the second preview of the May 11 appearance of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. I think it's safe to say that few involved knew what to expect in composer Qigang Chen's 45-minute work, Iris dévoilée.. more

May 8, 2012 12:00 AM Classical Music

Hans Richter, who conducted the premiere of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 3 (1883), suggested to the great composer that he consider the subtitle of “Eroica” for the work. Never eager to draw comparisons with his predecessor, Beethoven, B more

May 2, 2012 12:00 AM Classical Music

For a city of its size, Milwaukee has a decent amount of professional-level chamber music. One of our better series is Chamber Music Milwaukee (CMM). While it is primarily conceived to showcase music faculty at the University of Wisconsin..... more

Feb 29, 2012 12:00 AM Classical Music

  From March 17-26, 2006, Andreas Delfs led the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in a rem Deutsches Requiem ,Classical Music/Dance more

Aug 27, 2008 12:00 AM Classical Music

MSOhighlights were Edo de Waart’s first appearance with the orchestra in Holst&rsqu Talesfrom the Vienna Woods ,Classical Music/Dance more

Jun 25, 2008 12:00 AM Classical Music

Since Weezer died a decade ago, fans have had a difficult time reconciling themselves with the parasitic monster that assumed the band’s corpse. At times this new, faux Weezer made a convincing case that they were the same, power-pop-loving lads .. more

Jun 3, 2008 4:00 AM On Music

After readingthrough the score of a brand-new work by a friend and fellow composer,the s Times of Trouble ,Classical Music/Dance more

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