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06.08.2014 | | Posted at 08:32 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Certain pursuits are more conducive than others to the development of prodigies. The more that wisdom and judgment are required, the less likely that mastery precedes the age of consent. So - pace Doogie Howser - we don't find M.D.s without the ability to also rent a car. The history of art, however, is littered with precocity. Mozart's first works, written at the age of four, presage the style o...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

MSO to perform a late work by the great composer

 The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performance of Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E flat major for vocalists, chorus and orchestra is a seldom-performed work ranked among classical music’s finest choral compositions. Its romantically inspired melodiousness gently rivals the more
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Frankly Music 10th season opened with Mozart and more

 Frankly Music, Milwaukee’s best chamber music series, celebrated the beginning of its tenth anniversary season last week in concerts at the Conservatory of Music. Frank Almond’s steadfast commitment to this series has been impressive. He has achieved and sustained a high artistic
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Guest conductor Asher Fisch brings playfulness and drama

 Due to travel, Saturday evening was my first chance to hear the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in this new season. It’s always good to come back home, after hearing concerts in Europe, and be assured of what an excellent orchestra we have in this city. I realized anew how fundamental the MSO is to enhancing life in
Sunday, July 21, 2013
 The East Side Chamber Players, Milwaukee’s hot new chamber music ensemble, will present a 90-minute adaptation of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. The production
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 PianoArts presents “Music in the Cities - Vienna and Paris” Friday, June 7 through Monday, June 10 at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 1584 N. Prospect Ave. Transforming the conservatory into a Viennese coffeehouse and a
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Florentine Opera’s Near-Perfect Finale

 The Florentine Opera’s season finale, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, was an unqualified delight. Not only was it a tribute to this gentlest of the great composers, but a reminder that the tendency to “reinvent” operatic
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Graceful, elegant performance with the MSO

 The young Italian-German violinist Augustin Hadelich is the rare artist who can make Mozart sizzle. Many musicians find the refined style of Mozart by containing expression. Hadelich seemed released by it. At Milwaukee
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Comedy, intrigue and sadness in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

One way of viewing Mozart’s operatic masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro is as a landmark embodying the final glories of 18th-century classicism—a gleaming summation of “ancient regime” European aristocracy. Set on the
Friday, April 12, 2013

Milwaukee Ballet's Eclectic Spring Series

 With Mozart, Sammy Davis, Jr. and DJ Wax Tailor as musical inspirations, the three contemporary works in Milwaukee Ballet's Spring Series could hardly be more different. Once again, Artistic Director Michael Pink has

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