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  • Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92

    Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92
    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 that accompanies the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film's chilling shower scene.
  • PASSINGS: Norman Felton, Evelyn Lear

    PASSINGS: Norman Felton, Evelyn Lear
    Norman Felton Producer of 'Dr. Kildare,' 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Norman Felton, 99, who developed and produced the successful 1960s TV series "Dr. Kildare" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," died of natural causes June 25 in Santa Barbara, his family...

    Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist

    Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist
    Daniel Catán, an opera composer and librettist whose works including "Il Postino" and "Florencia en el Amazonas" have been praised for their lyrical romanticism and humane generosity of spirit, died suddenly Saturday in Austin, Texas. He was 62. Catán'...

    L.A. Phil 2012-13: John Adams, 'Wild Things,' 'Angels in America'

     
    John Adams' "The Gospel According to the Other Mary," "Where the Wild Things Are," Mozart and Esa-Pekka Salonen are among the high points of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2012-13 season.

    Before Kayne and after Bach: L.A. pioneer sampler Carl Stone

     
    Carl Stone, the Los Angeles composer, was a pioneer sampler in the 1970s, crafting passages from classical music, jazz and rock into musical works that enchant like Alexander Calder sculptures. Although he was sampling before Kanye West was born, Stone...