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Since she made her solo debut at age 11 in 1982, violinist Midori has grown up — and grown middle-aged — under the full glare of the media. Reporters dubbed her a child prodigy when she first stunned audiences as a last-minute substitute...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Morley Safer, Germany, Music, Teachers
Bombay born and Vienna trained, debonair enough to impress Hollywood and with a swashbuckling podium style, Zubin Mehta conducted his first concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic 50 years ago. On Nov. 15, 1962, he was 26, the youngest...
As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...
Tags: U.S. Army, Culture, Music, Igor Stravinsky, Alfred Hitchcock
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews the spectacular if over-the-top opening concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Competition, a 10-day USC cello orgy....
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews the West Coast debut zany and inspired and inspiring classical music duo, Igudesman & Joo at the Broad Stage....
Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60. Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his...
Culture MonsterA review of Midori on a modern mission in a recital of new music as part of JapanOC....
Pop & HissThere's good news, more good news and some nebulous news for anyone interested in the nation's musical heritage in Monday's announcement that Universal Music Group is donating a cache of some 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress......
Culture MonsterWith the arrival of Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, you might think that this town has just discovered the import of music education. In fact, L.A. has a history of music education unique in America, one that goes......
Money & CompanySome people have reached such heights of achievement by virtue of their intelligence, drive and public spirit that one jumps at any chance for an interview. Donald Trump, no. Simon Ramo, yes. As my Wednesday column reports, Ramo has not......
Visitors have been known to get lost at USC, a 226-acre scholastic oasis in the middle of a sprawling city. This year the university has added some helpful signposts, like the huge banners trumpeting the 125th anniversary of the Thornton School of Music...
Tags: Society, Gaming, Igor (movie), Leonard Bernstein, Entertainment
Special to the Chicago TribuneThe newly anointed Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2009 are Linz, Austria, and Vilnius, Lithuania, both a bit off the continent's prime tourist paths. Separated by the Czech Republic and Poland, these central and northern European cities are near...
Tags: Philip Glass, Personal Service, Anton Bruckner, Music, Dancing
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