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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.
  • Music review: Piatigorsky Cello Festival opening concert at USC

    Mark Swed reviews the spectacular if over-the-top opening concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Competition, a 10-day USC cello orgy.

    Piatigorsky Cello Festival blends learning with performance

    Niall Ferguson auditioned via YouTube for a spot in the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival.

    Peabody's Amit Peled to make Kennedy Center debut

    Peabody's Amit Peled to make Kennedy Center debut
    "It's definitely a milestone for me," said cellist Amit Peled about his debut at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. "When I saw who else was on the WPAS season brochure, I freaked out." WPAS President and...

    Critic's Notebook: Michael Tilson Thomas returns to his alma mater, USC

    With the arrival of Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, you might think that this town has just discovered the import of music education. In fact, L.A. has a history of music education unique in America, one that goes...