Possible end in sight: Musicians of the Detroit Symphony have agreed to end their five-month strike but are demanding binding arbitration. (Los Angeles Times) Ailing: Conductor James Levine has withdrawn from the remainder of the Boston Symphony's season due t
Jeffrey Kahane was able to launch his career as a result of placing high in international piano competitions. In 1981, Kahane reached the finals of the Van Cliburn Competition. He received first prize at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition.
In Los Angeles, classical music and dance don't take a summer vacation, as happens in some other major cities. In fact, summer provides some of the best opportunities to catch world-class musicians and dancers at settings as big as the...
The way we listen to music has changed dramatically in the last 15 years -- earbuds instead of headphones, digital tracks instead of cuts on vinyl. But the basic design of an audio speaker, says Eric Sunda of
Matt Weinstock on the success of pianist Van Cliburn -- and his contemporaries Eugene Istomin, Gary Graffman, Leon Fleisher, Leonard Pennario and Daniel Pollack. I didn't know John Browning went to John Marshall High.
Above and Beyond For sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty, a colleague asks a typographical paean for Jerry Leshay, associate director of the George Gobel TV program. An associate director's job is to make the show go. Working from a booth, he co-ordina
Racing the Stork A woman in the throes of becoming a mother was being driven to General Hospital by a neighbor one night recently and as they reached the Civic Center it became apparent they weren't going to make it. On a frantic impulse the neighbor swung int
Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, conductor Edo de Waart led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a three-part program that began with subtle Chinese philosophy and ended in Germanic self-aggrandizement. De Waart opened the program with the orchestraâ€™s first pe
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Dec. 2, 1960: Van Cliburn, the Cold War sensation who won the 1958 Tchaikovsky piano competition, performs the Brahms second piano concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Bruno Walter at Shrine Auditorium. [Yes, I cringe to think of what ...