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  • 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.

    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...

    Beaux Arts Trio at the Ace Gallery

    Beaux Arts Trio at the Ace Gallery
    The Beaux Arts Trio gave its first concert in the summer of 1955 at the Berkshire Music Festival in Massachusetts. The trio will close shop this summer at the same festival, now known as Tanglewood. But first the Beaux Arts has a lot of goodbyes to wave....

    Violas: They're hardly second string

    Violas: They're hardly second string
    Few violists are born. Most have the instrument thrust upon them. In fact, the viola -- the overlooked stepchild of the orchestra's string section -- is rarely studied as a first instrument at all. Until fairly recently, the road to mastering it...