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Mark Swed has been the classical music critic of the Los Angeles Times since 1996. Before that, he was a music critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Wall Street Journal and has written extensively for international publications. Swed is the author of the book-length text to the best-selling iPad app, “The Orchestra,” and is a former editor of the Musical Quarterly. He was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in criticism.

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L.A.'s rich tradition of new music carries on

L.A.'s rich tradition of new music carries on

May 1, 2015

Just as Hollywood stars are asked not to age, Los Angeles seems as though it will never lose its reputation as a town without a past. We came on the scene late culturally and believe ourselves always capable of reinvention. Tradition? That's so "Fiddler on the Roof."

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