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  • Music review: San Francisco Symphony's John Cage 'Song Books'

     
    Mark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony's miraculous American Mavericks celebration, which included a sublime performance of John Cage's "Song Books" with Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and, believe it or not, Jessye Norman.
  • Music review: John Adams' 'Absolute Jest' in San Francisco

     
    Mark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony premiere of John Adams' Beethoven-obsessed "Absolute Jest."

    'Music Makes a City': A film about a little orchestra that could

     
    In "Music Makes a City," a feature-length documentary opening on Friday, co-directors Owsley Brown III and Jerome Hiler offer a stirring antidote to all the negative news about struggling American orchestras. The documentary tells the dramatic and...

    The formative tunes of Bramwell Tovey

     
    What piece of music changed conductor Bramwell Tovey's life? Of course the born storyteller, whom I profile on the occasion of his return to the Hollywood Bowl this month, couldn't answer with a simple list.Let me put it this way,...

    Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86

    Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86
    Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Foss died...