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  • Musical gift ideas: for opera mavens

     
    Opera is expensive to record, but the industry continues to fill in repertory gaps. Rachmaninoff’s “The Miserly Knight” gets an excellent performance on Chandos. Thomas Ades’ irresistible “The Tempest” features the original Covent Garden...
  • Zubin Mehta: in town and busier than ever

     
    Zubin Mehta was 24 when he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the first time in 1960. Two years later, he was named the orchestra’s principal conductor. In 1968, the great Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Eugene Ormandy said: “In spite of........
  • Music review: Zubin Mehta returns to the L.A. Philharmonic*

     
    Usually around this time of year, Zubin Mehta pays a visit to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Thursday night he did again, and as always with Mehta, Walt Disney Concert Hall was full, and the crowd a bit older, more conservative......
  • Placido Domingo, Lang Lang and Renee Fleming make Billboard's top classical artists of 2009

     
    For the serious classical music and opera connoisseur, Billboard's list of the top classical artists of 2009 can seem like a sacrilege, or maybe just a big joke -- Il Divo, Paul Potts, Andrea Bocelli, Andre Rieu and Sarah Brightman......
  • L.A. in the grips of Gustavo-mania

     
    Gustavo Dudamel throws himself into his conducting during his inaugural performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall as new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / October 8, 2009) Through the generosity and...
  • Plácido Domingo's 'Greatest Roles' coming to DVD

     
    One of opera's events of the year might just take place in your living room. A few months ago, Culture Monster got word that a new multi-volume DVD set dedicated to Plácido Domingo was in the works. The box set,......
  • With 'Casual Fridays,' L.A. Phil lets down its hair

    With 'Casual Fridays,' L.A. Phil lets down its hair
    For decades, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's marketing strategy relied heavily on images of the orchestra's "artistic"-looking maestros. There was the young Zubin Mehta, his exotic features seemingly about to explode in a passionate fury; the patrician...
  • Cultural capitals of Europe

    The newly anointed Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2009 are Linz, Austria, and Vilnius, Lithuania, both a bit off the continent's prime tourist paths. Separated by the Czech Republic and Poland, these central and northern European cities are near...
  • Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?

    Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?
    The horned helmet — usually sitting on the head of a zaftig soprano — is the universal symbol of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." But like Shakespearean tights and codpieces, it's a visual cliché that fell out of currency decades...
  • For Esa-Pekka Salonen, it's been 'a tough year'

    For Esa-Pekka Salonen, it's been 'a tough year'
    Esa-Pekka Salonen always said he wanted to leave the Los Angeles Philharmonic while he was ahead. In April he did, finishing his 17-year run as music director in remarkable fashion. At the end of his last concert, a quiet chord of Stravinsky's "Symphony...
  • Music review: Zubin Mehta returns to the L.A. Philharmonic

    Music review: Zubin Mehta returns to the L.A. Philharmonic