The Thrill of Great Music

I have often wished there were meters in concert halls that measured levels of happiness or well-being on entering and again on exiting. I was feeling rather punk on my way into the Prometheus Trio concert at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Tuesday night, but by the time I waltzed …

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Tchaikovsky’s Grand Tour Reviewing Prometheus Trio at the Wisconsin Conservatory. BY PAUL KOSIDOWSKI 12/9/2014

Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s orchestral music is everywhere this time of year. Not just The Nutcracker and the other ballets, but the symphonies and serenades, too. Perhaps there’s something ineffably “wintery” about his romantic Russian colors and melodies—warm and glowing when we need it most. Tchaikovsky didn’t care much for chamber music, and wrote …

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