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Dmitri Shostakovich

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  • George Benjamin--the composer as improviser

     
    Just like the composer Dmitri Shostakovich, George Benjamin – profiled in the Arts & Books section here – made his living as a young man playing piano accompaniments to silent movies. As the music director of this year’s Ojai Music......
  • Long Beach Opera ends 2010 in the black -- and unveils 2011 lineup that offers 'more of the unexpected'

     
    Long Beach Opera is ending its 2010 season with a double splash. The company, which is staging Ricky Ian Gordon's swimming pool-based "Orpheus and Euridice" this weekend, is also finishing in the black -- with a 35% increase in subscribers.......
  • Monster Mash: new MOCA trustees; Frick Collection expands; Indian painting sets record

     
    -- Money bags: L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art gains three new trustees, including a billionaire diamond merchant. (Los Angeles Times) -- Expanding: The Frick Collection is adding a new gallery to its building. (New York Times) -- Big bucks: Christie's....
  • 'Music Makes a City': A film about a little orchestra that could

     
    In "Music Makes a City," a feature-length documentary opening on Friday, co-directors Owsley Brown III and Jerome Hiler offer a stirring antidote to all the negative news about struggling American orchestras. The documentary tells the dramatic and...
  • Bach Festival Society’s Young Artist Competition winners

     
    The Bach Festival Society has announced the winners of the 18th annual Young Artist Competition, which took place Nov. 20.  More than 50 entrants from around the state competed, with 12 prize-winning contestants advancing to the finalist round. The...
  • Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra concert benefits Easter Bunny Foundation

     
    Easter is just around the corner, and the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's next concert partially benefits the Easter Bunny Foundation. A “Children Helping Children” concert, the performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at College...
  • 'Moscow, Cherry Town': A Shostakovich to sing about

     
    Dmitri Shostakovich and "wild romp" are not usually uttered in the same sentence. Yet when Long Beach Opera is talking about its next mounting, the composer's "Moscow, Cherry Town," here you have it: “This is the company's first Shostakovich,”...
  • Los Angeles plays host to Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina

     
    A conversation with Soviet-born composer Sofia Gubaidulina during a break from preparations for a mini-festival in her honor in downtown L.A....
  • Fantastical journey in St. Petersburg

    It is 260 steps up from the entrance of the massive St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg to the colonnade that encircles the base of the dome. I climbed slowly and counted. It was winter, and the stone staircase was slick with ice,...