Story | Mar 6, 2011
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Story | Apr 10, 2011Mark Swed reviews the first Los Angeles Philharmonic performances of Thomas Adès' "Polaris" and Olivier Messiaen’s “Éclairs sur l’Au-delà…”
Story | Jan 21, 2011
Beyond obvious goodwill, âAscending Dragon,â the cultural exchange last spring between Southwest Chamber Music in Pasadena and the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, generated significant musical results. Works were commissioned from two...
Story | Oct 15, 2010
An 18-wheeler of a symphony on a joy ride, the âTurangalilaâ â- with French plates, Sanskrit graphics, the eerie whine of a UFO, horsepower and torque you wouldnât believe, a voluptuous sleeper in the cabin for euphoric sex -- barreled...
Story | Oct 11, 2010
The pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet calls the week ahead âthe perfect week.â But for less technically assured musicians, having to perform two notoriously difficult, contrasting masterpieces by Olivier Messiaen within a few days of each other would be a...