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08.13.2013 | | Posted at 11:14 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Walt Disney’s 1940 marriage of symphony and animation, Fantasia, is probably the most familiar artifact of a half-forgotten time when classical music occupied a more substantial place in popular culture than nowadays. The importance of this music in the lives of Americans in the ‘40s undergirds a fascinating new book, Sounds of War: Music in the United States During World...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Also, Frankly Music’s ‘Art of the Cello’

 There have been few major classical stars at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in recent seasons. The sell-out audience last Wednesday night was especially eager to hear legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Diverse works come to Pabst Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom

When young composer Aaron Copland (1900-90) witnessed how dancer/choreographer Martha Graham turned his Piano Variations into the “very striking” ballet Dithyramb, he decided to see if they could next work collaboratively on an original stage work. Though she readily agreed, the project wouldn’t materialize for more than...