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  • Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets

    Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets
    Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. He was 98....

    U.S. champion Alissa Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

     
    Wearing heart-shaped earrings and a sparkling rose-colored dress, perfect accessories for her music from La Vie En Rose, American Alissa Czisny skated into the lead after the ladies short program at Skate America on Saturday night. The 24-year-old, who...

    L.A. Phil, Salonen to premiere 'lost' Shostakovich opera 'Orango'

     
    Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere of the long-lost Shostakovich opera "Orango" at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Dissident or not, Ismail Kadare is one of the greats

    Ismail Kadare is, in many ways, among the most problematic of major writers in contemporary Western letters. But that shouldn't prevent readers from savoring "The Siege" for what it is, a significant work by an important, fascinating author. Though he...