Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Next Monday night's performance of the Berg Chamber Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and Pinchas Zukerman marks the end of the CSO's celebration of Pierre Boulez's 80th birthday. Thanks to the iTunes Music Store, though, the music doesn't have to stop. The complete Deutsche Grammophon catalog is now available, including lots of unreleased and out-of-print material. Boulez's history with the CSO is a long one, and he has been the Orchestra's principal guest conductor for the past 10 years. He's clearly loved in Chicago, but for opinions outside the city, there's this career retrospective in the Guardian.

 
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