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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Wulu Wulu (Bik Records)

 With nearly all the news filtering out of North Africa these days concerned with the anti-groove, zero-fun Islamic extremists holding Mali’s rich tradition hostage, a new release of sunny Afrobeat and the very first outside-of-Nigeria
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Love Changes (Daystorm)

 Love Changes was 40 years in the making, in a manner of speaking. In 1972 Gary Tanin, a young Milwaukee songwriter, released an LP of hopeful melancholy called Love Changes All. It was naked, just voice and piano, but
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Present Music explores new venues

 On Saturday Present Music explored yet another unprecedented venue in the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside. A previous performance took place at a private East Side home, and the same program is planned for
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Philomusica Plays Haydn, Glass and Beethoven

Presenting a selection that spans more than two centuries of string quartet literature, Milwaukee’s Philomusica Quartet will take its audience on a tour full of musical humor, incandescence and elegance. Haydn’s charming and
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The music of Russian composer Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936) is not much encountered these days. His deceptively difficult violin concerto, heard last weekend at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has a few prominent recordings...
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is working double time, starting with the “Salon Series 2.” Like a rave party in the '90s, mystery is maintained on the exact location of the MSO performance—except for its identification as “a beautiful East...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I have written often in the last decade of the steady improvement in the quality of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Listening anew on Saturday evening I heard an ensemble moving into a new realm of refined excellence...
Monday, March 5, 2012
When Jean Sibelius was in his mid-teens, he was studying hard to become a famous concert violinist. Indeed, he did become a fine musician, but fate had other plans and Sibelius soon found himself drawn toward composition instead of performance...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
Last spring Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, learned that a Stradivarius violin built in 1715, which some experts believed had disappeared, was in a bank vault in Milwaukee.The undisclosed owner offered Almond the opportunity to play it on long-term loan. “Strads,"...
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Joshua Bell at the Pabst

Grammy award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell remembers clearly when they first met, and when their paths unexpectedly crossed a second time. It was at a London violin dealership prior to Bell’s 2001 appearance at the Royal Albert Hall . . .

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