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  • Matt Weinstock, Oct. 21, 1959

     
    Above and Beyond For sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty, a colleague asks a typographical paean for Jerry Leshay, associate director of the George Gobel TV program. An associate director's job is to make the show go. Working from a booth, he co-...
  • Matt Weinstock, Nov. 6, 1959

     
    Racing the Stork A woman in the throes of becoming a mother was being driven to General Hospital by a neighbor one night recently and as they reached the Civic Center it became apparent they weren't going to make it. On a frantic impulse the neighbor...
  • Music review: The L.A. Philharmonic conducted by Edo de Waart

     
    Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, conductor Edo de Waart led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a three-part program that began with subtle Chinese philosophy and ended in Germanic self-aggrandizement. De Waart opened the program with the orchestra’s...
  • It's a Tie!

    It's a Tie!
    The thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano competition wrapped up this evening in Fort Worth. Pianist came from all over the world for a shot at winning fame. but when it came down to the final nail-biting moments judges just couldn't decide. It ended...
  • The life and rebirth of a musical mastermind

    The pianist lay unconscious in his hospital bed, bandages wrapped around his freshly shaved skull. Just days earlier, he could achieve astonishing feats at the keyboard, his hands often disappearing into a blur of energy, his body rising from the piano...
  • The cult of Glenn Gould

    It began, unpromisingly, with music written to put you to sleep. But when the dashing 22-year-old Glenn Gould recorded a little-known piece Bach had come up with to soothe an aristocratic insomniac, the pianist's ecstatic, ferocious playing kick-started...