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  • Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?

    Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?
    "Who says that only Americans know how to play Gershwin?" asks Gramophone magazine this month as it hails a new Gershwin CD from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the German orchestra that calls itself the world's oldest. "By this time possibly nobody," the British record guide answers its rhetorical self.
  • Classically Trained: Greek mythology inspires new music

    The Pacific Symphony has gone Greek this week with the world premiere of "Prometheus." Composer William Bolcom's new work for solo piano, orchestra and chorus will be performed Thursday through Saturday night by the Costa Mesa-based symphony. The...

    BSO salutes legacy of Harriet Tubman with new composition

    BSO salutes legacy of Harriet Tubman with new composition
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is all about brand-new this month. Two weeks after premiering David T. Little's Baltimore-inspired "Charm," the BSO is set to premiere another commissioned work — "Chuphshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan," by James...

    Music review: William Bolcom 'Prometheus' premiere by the Pacific Symphony

     
    Jeffrey Biegel is a pianist with a dazzling technique, superb musicianship and a flair for the unnecessary. He has recorded a piano version of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and Christmas carols from a classical pianist’s point of view. He enticed...

    Music review: wild Up merrily mashes Modernism with punk

     
    Mark Swed reviews the exhilarating modern music collective wild Up, as it mashes up the avant-garde Postmodernism of Clarence Barlow with punk rock.