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  • Igudesman & Joo have fun with Mozart, other classical dudes

    Igudesman & Joo have fun with Mozart, other classical dudes
    Channeling Danny Kaye, Victor Borge, P.D.Q. Bach and other musicians-cum-comics, conservatory-trained violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo like to say that they don't make fun of classical music but rather that they have fun with classical music. After entertaining packed houses around the world, the 40-year-old YouTube celebrities return to Long Beach's Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Jan. 5. But first comes a phone call from Joo at their home base of Vienna, with Igudesman reporting in from the Dominican Republic.
  • Fall 2013 classical music events include notes of protest

    Fall 2013 classical music events include notes of protest
    The fall music season will begin with dissent. Petitions have been circulated calling for companies that employ Russian artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's human rights policies,...

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master

    Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master
    Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...

    Music review: Ravi Shankar at Walt Disney Concert Hall

     
    Ravi Shankar, at 91, performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall Thursday night, gave a thrilling, flabbergasting demonstrated that the meaning of modern legend. Mark Swed reviews.

    Leonard Cohen wins Ninth Glenn Gould Prize

     
    Glenn Gould Prize goes to singer-writer Leonard Cohen