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Culture MonsterMark Swed looks at Mahler's Los Angeles legacy in wake of Gustav Dudamel's Mahler Project and links to a Sunday feature in which Dudamel discusses his relationship with the composer....
Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. He was 98....
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In 2011 we will not be celebrating a round-numbered anniversary pertaining to Anton Bruckner (1824-96). The music world will be busy feting Liszt (born 200 years ago) or Gustav Mahler (died 100 years ago). Nevertheless, the schedules in Southern...
The Daily MirrorDec. 2, 1960: Van Cliburn, the Cold War sensation who won the 1958 Tchaikovsky piano competition, performs the Brahms second piano concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Bruno Walter at Shrine Auditorium. [Yes, I cringe to think of what......
Culture MonsterOn Jan 16, 1961, most (perhaps all) of the players of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, called the Columbia Symphony for contractual reasons, gathered at the American Legion Hall in Hollywood to begin rehearsals for the first modern recording of Mahlerâs......
One evening in 1966, not long after the Los Angeles Philharmonic moved into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, concertgoers were surprised to find a picket line in front of the hall on opening night. Though picket lines were a dime a dozen in the '60s, this...
The Daily MirrorGustavo Dudamel throws himself into his conducting during his inaugural performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall as new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / October 8, 2009) Through the generosity and...
Culture MonsterThe great 20th century conductor Bruno Walter claimed he wasnât ready to conduct Mozart until he was 50. This refined, unfussy musician believed the heaven-sent symphonies of a young composer who died at 35 were wasted on the young, with......
Los Angeles Times Music Critic"He drank a lot," Ned Rorem says of Leonard Bernstein in a new 11-part radio documentary that has begun airing weekly around the country and starts tonight at 7 on KMZT-FM. "I remember he even drank for breakfast. That impressed me." Bernstein's drinking...
Times Music CriticSAN FRANCISCO -- On Nov. 14, 1943, 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein made his debut conducting the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall. A last-minute substitute for Bruno Walter, he landed on the front page of the New York Times. The next year he...
Dining@LargeI'm working on tomorrow's Top 10 dining destinations for large groups, as well as my introduction to our group-dining guest consultant. In the meantime, I am moving the off-topic conversation about last-minute stand-ins and substitutions up here. Here's a...
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Orlando Arts BlogCritically acclaimed pianist Dr. Michael Rickman, professor of piano in Stetson Universityâs School of Music, has been honored by Steinway & Sons as a new member of its prestigious roster of Steinway Artists. The New York-based company says of its a...
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