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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.
  • New CDs by John Adams and Donnacha Dennehy

    The "trickster," composer John Adams once called it — the persona he evinces in pieces like his Chamber Symphony, which he described as a cross between Arnold Schoenberg and Wile E. Coyote. He's (understandably) tried to distance himself since...

    Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on Nov. 18

    Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on Nov. 18
    Sunwatcher, saxophonist Jeff Lederer’s first recording as a bandleader, feels like a career retrospective. The spirit of Lederer’s musical hero, the late avant-garde saxophonist and composer Albert Ayler, hangs over the recording, from the...

    Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'

    Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'
    -------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...

    NEH grants $1.4 million in California; funds small-venue exhibits

     
    The National Endowment for the Humanities has issued $21 million in grants, including $2.1 million to renew a traveling exhibition program geared toward small museums. California accounted for $1.4 million in grants.