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Pop & HissJonathan Ward's ‘Opika Pende' box set resurrects the world of early African music — with a history lesson in the mix. Jonathan Ward's music room in his second-floor Angeleno Heights walk-up is a tight, comfortable space with three walls full.....
Culture MonsterCarl Stone, the Los Angeles composer, was a pioneer sampler in the 1970s, crafting passages from classical music, jazz and rock into musical works that enchant like Alexander Calder sculptures. Although he was sampling before Kanye West was born, Stone...
Culture MonsterWhen I tell you that "1969," an evening of music, video and theater performed Thursday at the Zankel Hall in New York, and based on the prospect that John Lennon and iconoclastic German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen planned to stage a......
Henryk Gorecki, a Polish composer famous for his Third Symphony, also known as the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," died Friday following a serious illness. He was 76. Gorecki (pronounced Go-RET-ski) died in the cardiology ward at a hospital in his home...
There's nothing new about classical musicians trying to expand their fan base. Even if deeds don't always match goals, plenty of performers make the effort. Still, one doesn't expect a largely unknown, foreign artist with little connection to this country...
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
Times Music CriticI do not unconditionally celebrate the Internet, particularly its intrusion into classical music. As replacements for the record store, Amazon and iTunes have become necessary evils. Typical commercial downloads are sonic shadows of the superior sound...
Special to The TimesHELMUT Lachenmann's work is very strange, even by contemporary standards. This preeminent German composer shapes what are essentially noises -- taps, scrapes and rustlings, though made largely by conventional instruments -- into beautiful, even spiritual,...
Tags: Death, Germany, Music Industry, Luigi Nono, Documentary (genre)
Times Music CriticIn Germany, he is often referred to as “Professor Helmut Lachenmann.” He is 73, lanky, bearded. A student of Luigi Nono and Karlheinz Stockhausen, he is perhaps the foremost representative of the second-generation European avant-garde. His...
Tags: Death, Helmut Lachenmann, Germany, Luigi Nono, Music Industry
Remember when your high school teachers tried to give their lessons more urgency by repeating the old adage that those who forget history are condemned to repeat it? Well, those days are over, or at least they should be. That's because in today's hyper-...
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
Every spring, I listen to the Grateful Dead with fresh ears, not to the exclusion of everything else, but close to it. (I'm not alone in this. How many people in the Northeast associate the Dead's music with thaw, both literal and spiritual?) Despite...
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