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  • 'Become Ocean' by John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for music

    'Become Ocean' by John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for music
    John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition "Become Ocean," an orchestral work that premiered last year with the Seattle Symphony, which commissioned the piece.
  • Review: Minimalist Jukebox Festival anything but minimal here

    Review: Minimalist Jukebox Festival anything but minimal here
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox Festival orchestral program last weekend was not minimal, which Roget's tells us is synonymous for negligible, trifling, slight, nominal, token, insignificant, smallest. Find a dictionary of antonyms and...

    Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon

    Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon
    Minimalism, the musical version, has always been a numbers game. It began with extended tones, with beats added and subtracted to phrases at will and with simple rhythms played in and out of phase to create complex patterns. So let's have some numbers...

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland

    L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox has maximum exposure in the Southland
    "This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C." "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life...

    Review: Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman; nimble, graceful at Disney

    Review: Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman; nimble, graceful at Disney
    Violin aficionados don't flock to Pinchas Zukerman's recitals to be blown away by flashy bowing, heart-on-the-sleeve drama or radical deconstructions of thrice-familiar classics. They go to experience some of the most pristine technique and honest...