Classically Speaking Archive

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All I Needed Was a Bigger Living Room—and a Live Orchestra

All I Needed Was a Bigger Living Room—and a Live Orchestra

With Beyond the Score, the Madison Symphony Orchestra teaches as never before

January 2014
Viva Verdi! — Boxed sets of his operas come in all sizes this year

Viva Verdi! — Boxed sets of his operas come in all sizes this year

Marking the composer’s bicentennial are some lovely DVD gift sets: a stocking stuffer, a six-pack, and a case of a dozen operas

December 2013
Filling the Stockings with Christmas Chestnuts and Holiday Rarities

Filling the Stockings with Christmas Chestnuts and Holiday Rarities

New and reissued DVDs and CDs range from 'The Nutcracker' to Bach cantatas and Christmas music from the Vatican

December 2013
Want to Give a “Ring” for Christmas? Now Wagner’s epic cycle comes two ways

Want to Give a “Ring” for Christmas? Now Wagner’s epic cycle comes two ways

Wagner’s bicentennial brings a flood of releases, old and new

December 2013
DeMain and Madison Symphony Throw Another “Spectacular” Christmas Party

DeMain and Madison Symphony Throw Another “Spectacular” Christmas Party

With all our usual friends on stage and timely guests, DeMain acts the part of vintage party-thrower

December 2013
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s “Middleton Holiday Pops” Bigger—and Brassier—Than Ever

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s “Middleton Holiday Pops” Bigger—and Brassier—Than Ever

A new venue and the Canadian Brass give holiday cheer an early boost

December 2013
Throw Out the Thermometer—It Was a Hot Night in Sun Prairie

Throw Out the Thermometer—It Was a Hot Night in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie HS Jazz gets a lot of help from their friends from Northern Illinois University

November 2013
A Jazzy Way to Kick Off the Holiday Season

A Jazzy Way to Kick Off the Holiday Season

Madison Jazz Society co-sponsors a fantastic doubleheader Sunday night at Sun Prairie High School

November 2013
Disciplined Romanticism from Madison Symphony

Disciplined Romanticism from Madison Symphony

Violinist Hadelich illumines as soloist; the MSO strings do (most of) the rest

November 2013
“Con Vivo!” Goes Large, and a Maestro Goes Mini

“Con Vivo!” Goes Large, and a Maestro Goes Mini

“Con vivo!…music with life” adds players and a conductor to celebrate Wagner and DeMain

November 2013

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