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-------------------- Reinventing Bach Paul Elie Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 498 pp., $30.00 -------------------- Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
Culture MonsterChristopher Rouse's "Rhapturedux" for 100 cellos, the grand finale of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, infused Walt Disney Concert Hall with not only a massed cello sound but the very essence of the cello,...
When President Obama announced plans in April to spend $13 billion in federal stimulus funds on developing high-speed rail in America, he invoked the usual role models -- Japan, China and France -- as examples of fast-train culture. He also praised...
Bernard Greenhouse Cellist, founding member of Beaux Arts Trio Bernard Greenhouse, 95, an acclaimed cellist and founding member of the prominent chamber music group Beaux Arts Trio, died Friday at his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, his family said. At...
Pop & HissCould there be a more fitting image and cultural icon for New York’s great glam-punk band to invoke than Ginger Rogers? Borrowing the dancer’s famous line about her challenges with partner Fred Astaire for the title to their fifth studio......
Culture MonsterObama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977....
Culture MonsterCellist Rohan de Saram, born in Britain to Sri Lankan parents, may be best known for his tenure as a member of the Arditti Quartet between 1979 and 2005. But before he became part of that elite group specializing in......
Culture MonsterToo often when classical music organizations think big, especially in these tough economic times, they run the risk of unmet expectations and financial difficulty. (Given a recently announced $6-million deficit, supporters of L.A. Opera might worry...
Culture MonsterRemembering JFK: As part of its 2010-2011 season, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced a two-week series of programs and shows marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's inauguration. Among the offerings will be re-...
We're asking a lot of Barack Obama, just to right the sinking ship of American politics. Can we expect him to save American culture as well? Can a president spin that much gossamer from his oratory? Can the American people make better books, movies and...
Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86. Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...
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First Suite: The Apartment He's a lucky man, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers. At least in some ways. Despite the imagined voices and daily flutter of scattered thoughts, he has a burning passion. For him, the city is an orchestra, a labyrinth of musical...
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