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2009 Archive

December

 

December 28, 2009 - January 1, 2010

American Masters, Part I – Composers of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

 

December 21 - 25, 2009

Holiday Celebration – Music inspired by the season

 

December 14 - 18, 2009

Beethoven Quartets – 

 

December 14 - 18, 2009

Johannes Brahms, Part II – This is the second of a two-week exploration of the music and life of the great German master, including his formative years as a pianist, meeting the Schumanns, the symphonies, his late works for clarinet and more.

 

December 7 - 11, 2009

Johannes Brahms, Part I – The first of a two week biography exploring the music and life of the great German master, including his formative years as a pianist, meeting the Schumanns, the symphonies, his late works for clarinet and more.

 

November

 

November 30 - December 4, 2009

Variations – Exploring themes and variations.

 

November 23 - 27, 2009

Family Matters – Composers and their kin, including the Bachs, Scarlattis, Mendelssohns, Schumanns, and many more.

 

November 16 - 20, 2009

Rachmaninoff – The finest example of late Russian Romanticism, we'll take five hours to explore the life and music of this lyrically gifted pianist and composer.

 

November 9 - 13, 2009

Tone Poems – In a literal case of art imitating life, symphonic music is freed from its traditional structures and takes a programmatic turn.

 

November 2 - 6, 2009

The Viola – We'll celebrate some of the exquisite music written for the violin's darker cousin, including music by Hindemith and Walton.

 

October

 

October 26 - 31, 2009

Sounds of the City of Light – 

 

October 19 - 23, 2009

Copland –

 

October 12 - 16, 2009

Autumn Leaves –

 

October 5 - 9, 2008

The Symphony, Part IV –

 

September

 

September 28 - October 2, 2009

Prokofiev –

 

September 21 - 25, 2009

The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic  –

 

September 14 - 18, 2009

The Big Five, Part I: The New York Philharmonic

 

September 7 - 11, 2009

Latin Carnival – 

 

August

 

August 31 - September 4, 2009

Bach's Not-so-minor B Minor Mass –

 

August 24 - 28, 2009

School Days – 

 

August 17 - 21, 2009

Debussy – 

 

August 10 - 14, 2009

Sweet Home Chicago –

 

August 3 - 7, 2009

The Violin Concerto –

 

July

 

July 27 - 31, 2009

A Green and Pleasant Land –

 

July 20 - 24, 2009

Venice –

 

July 13 - 17, 2009

Les Six –

 

July 6 - 10, 2009

Through the Mail Slot –

 

June

 

June 29 - July 3, 2009

Outward Bound –

 

June 22 - 26, 2009

Pastoral Symphonies –

 

June 15 - 19, 2009

Wind Quintets –

 

June 8 - 12, 2009

Invitation to the Dance, Part III: Balanchine –

 

June 1 - 5, 2009

Mozart Piano Concertos –

 

May

 

May 25 - 29, 2009

Haydn Symphonies –

 

May 18 - 22, 2009

Soundtracks –

 

May 11 - 15, 2009

Fit for a King – 

 

May 4 - 8, 2009

Distant Neighbors – 

 

April

 

April 27 - May 1, 2009

The Big Five, Part I: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra –

 

April 20 - 24, 2009

Béla Bartók –

 

April 13 - 17, 2009

Beethoven and that Danged Metronome –

 

April 6 - 10. 2009

St. Matthew Passion –

 

March

 

March 30 - April 3, 2009

George Gershwin –

 

March 23 - 27, 2009

Wagner's Ring Cycle – 

 

March 16 - 20, 2009

Orpheus in the New World –

 

March 9 - 13. 2009

Under the Hood, Part II – 

 

March 2 - 6, 2009

Robert Schumann – 

 

February

 

February 23 - 27, 2009

The Proud Tower, Part II –

 

February 16 - 20, 2009

The Proud Tower, Part I – 

 

February 9 - 13, 2009

It was a Lover and his Lass –

 

February 2 - 6, 2009

Mendelssohn –

 

January

 

January 26 - 30, 2009

Mozart : Bright Lights, Big City –

 

January 19 - 23, 2009

Listeners' Choice, Part II –

 

January 12 - 16, 2009

A Little Traveling Music, Please –

 

January 5 - 9. 2009

Pastoral Symphonies –

 

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