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Classical (Music Genre)

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  • Jordi Savall connects cultures in 'Bal-Kan: Honey and Blood'

     Jordi Savall connects cultures in 'Bal-Kan: Honey and Blood'
    Master of the viol, Jordi Savall is also a master joiner. His specialty is a narrow-seeming one, his six-stringed instrument's heyday having been the 16th and early 17th centuries when the viol was second in popularity only to the lute. Viol repertory...
  • Pianist Mike Garson debuts 'Symphonic Suite for Healing'

    Pianist Mike Garson debuts 'Symphonic Suite for Healing'
    Mike Garson obviously takes the piano very seriously, but he can chuckle over some of the contradictory paths that a versatile mastery of the keys has led him down. Maybe the unlikeliest of all is the one he's embarking on Saturday at Segerstrom Concert...
  • Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it
    When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
  • Review: Tchaikovsky on a grand scale

    Review: Tchaikovsky on a grand scale
    Orchestras everywhere play a lot of Tchaikovsky. The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, its musicians raised on the Russian composer, plays a whole lot of Tchaikovsky, as it has been doing this week in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's...
  • Music review: A brilliant Brahms duo of Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax

    Music review: A brilliant Brahms duo of Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax
    Brahms and Tchaikovsky made an effort to be civil to each other when the German and Russian composers met, and that was impressive. In an infamous review, Edward Hanslick, the most powerful critic in 19th century Vienna and Brahms' mouthpiece,...
  • Music Review: Tchaikovsky and turbulence go hand in hand

     Music Review: Tchaikovsky and turbulence go hand in hand
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's multifaceted TchaikovskyFest has thus far weathered political incident. That is to say, nothing happened Friday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall to land performances of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Second Symphony on...
  • Review: A seductive Brahms and a fresh Beethoven

    Review: A seductive Brahms and a fresh Beethoven
    Last spring, Lionel Bringuier made an affectionate departure from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, dancing off into the world with a charmingly buoyant performance of Ravel's "La Valse." The French conductor had arrived in L.A. in 2007 as a 20-year-old...
  • Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal

    Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal
    We cannot escape Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with help from the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, begin an 11-day TchaikovskyFest at Walt Disney Concert Hall that will include the...
  • L.A. Philharmonic 2014-15 season includes Dessner, Cerrone works

    L.A. Philharmonic 2014-15 season includes Dessner, Cerrone works
    The musical lineup will be characteristically ambitious and wide-ranging throughout the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2014-15 season, which is being announced Tuesday. And Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences will find increasing amounts of stimuli for the...
  • Review: Gabriel Kahane's take on L.A. has a Brooklyn accent

     Review: Gabriel Kahane's take on L.A. has a Brooklyn accent
    Haven though Los Angeles and its environs have been to classical composers for the past century, the town is seldom the subject of symphony, art song or opera. When it is, moreover, the dark side tends to show. John Adams titled his L.A. symphony...
  • Ojai Music Festival picks percussionist Schick as 2015 music director

    Ojai Music Festival picks percussionist Schick as 2015 music director
    The Ojai Music Festival announced Tuesday that Steven Schick will be its music director for 2015 – the first percussionist so honored by the annual June classical music festival, which dates back to 1947. The Ojai Festival is known for mixing new...