| Apr 16, 2010
| 9:32 PM
PlÃ¡cido Domingo, always ready for a challenge, returned to the opera stage Friday night, less than two months after undergoing surgery for colon cancer. And he returned in not just any opera or on any stage, but singing Verdi at......
| Jan 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Mathieu Dufour, who has served as principal flutist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic since the beginning of the current season, has abruptly left his post to return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The news, which was confirmed by both orchestras,......
| May 16, 2010
Complete "Ring" cycles have been a feature of the recording industry for some 50 years, first as a platform for the star conductor and lately for the star director. There are fast "Rings," profound "Rings," Eurotrash "Rings," even your father's "Ring," in...
| Jul 4, 2010
Imagine a world-class soloist who, after performing Brahms' demanding Violin Concerto, joins the orchestra's string section to play Brahms' Symphony No. 1. That is exactly what Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider did two years ago with the Los Angeles...
| Jan 10, 2010
The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Ever since my mom gave me the complete works of Ludwig van Beethoven — the best birthday present I ever got — I'd wanted to make a pilgrimage to Bonn, the composer's birthplace, to soak up the atmosphere and look for clues to his genius....
| Nov 20, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Now that the Metropolitan Opera no longer has the monopoly on opera broadcasts to cinemas, fans can look forward to a greater variety of productions from outside the Peter Gelb Ministry of Music. Starting Dec. 7, Laemmle Theaters in Southern......
| Oct 12, 2007
A medical emergency interrupted pianist Andras Schiff's recital Wednesday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. A woman sitting in the seventh row from the stage lost consciousness and, when she apparently could not be revived, was carried out on a stretcher....
| Oct 2, 2009
| 10:22 AM
NEW YORK -- Every opera lover knows that Thomas Hampson, the American baritone, can sing his heart out. But it's also true that he can talk your ear off.
For as long as many music lovers remember, Hampson has been a prime attraction at the world's...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:00 AM
No sooner have the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti unpacked their bags from their successful tour of Russia and Italylast month than they are making plans for two more foreign trips together next season.
The music director will take his...