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  • 'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists

    'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists
    Classical composer Eric Zeisl had a tough time living in mid-20th century Los Angeles. The somber, heavy-browed Austrian, who left Nazi-dominated Europe in 1938, stated that the two things he hated most in this world were Hitler and the sun. He was...
  • Leon Kirchner dies at 90; Pulitzer-winning composer

    Leon Kirchner dies at 90; Pulitzer-winning composer
    Leon Kirchner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of expressive, rigorous, atonal yet romantic music, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in New York. He was 90. A pianist and conductor as well as a composer, Kirchner stood somewhat...
  • At USC's Thornton School of Music, moving way beyond the canon

    At USC's Thornton School of Music, moving way beyond the canon
    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...
  • Ojai music director George Benjamin in a familiar spot

    Ojai music director George Benjamin in a familiar spot
    George Benjamin undertook his first visit to Ojai last January, but in some ways, the trip must have seemed like a homecoming for the celebrated British composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. The freak storms that pounded the normally bucolic...
  • Eighth blackbird lands at Ojai Music Festival

    The Ojai Music Festival has a long tradition of picking some of the era's most important artists to serve as its music director, a position that rotates annually. But though the festival has sometimes chosen more than one person at a time for the job,...
  • L.A.'s German accent

    L.A.'s German accent
    At one time, Los Angeles was Weimar on the Pacific: Numerous German-speaking émigrés put their stamp on the city to which they'd fled. What with directors such as Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch, writers such as Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and...
  • 'The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde' edited by David W. Bernstein

    'The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde' edited by David W. Bernstein
    The San Francisco Tape Music Center 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde Edited by David W. Bernstein University of California Press/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 336 pp., $65 THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about...
  • Colony in Pacific Palisades nurtured top artists in 1950s, 1960s

    Colony in Pacific Palisades nurtured top artists in 1950s, 1960s
    When times are good, artists and writers get the support they need, enriching city life in unquantifiable ways. But when the economy heads south or the rich lose interest, artists are among the first to suffer. Today we're hearing predictions of fewer...
  • Music review: Gloria Cheng and Piano Spheres at Zipper Hall

     
    Piano Spheres, one of the Los Angeles classical music landscape???s more surprising and also inspiring success stories, began humbly 16 years ago, and the seeds have fully flowered. Launched at Pasadena???s Neighborhood Church by the late, legendary...
  • Berlin Philharmonic by way of the World Wide Web

     
    Want to see the Berlin Philharmonic this week at Disney Hall, but finding the tickets limited and pricey? Wish that Hulu could stream Rachmaninoff along with “30 Rock”? In either case, the Berliners, who appear tonight and Tuesday at Walt......
  • John Adams tries to find the words

    When John Adams, the celebrated composer who is to his adopted California as Sibelius is to Finland, decided to write a memoir of his life and music, he realized there was virtually no model for his project. "Most composers," he said over lunch at an...