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  • Review: Time and space are one in thrilling 'Einstein on the Beach'

    Review: Time and space are one in thrilling 'Einstein on the Beach'
    There is an anecdote about Einstein from when he taught at Caltech in the early 1930s. One day, pianist and Beethoven specialist Artur Schnabel came to visit the famed physicist, who was an avid amateur violinist, and they read through a Beethoven...
  • Philip Glass' 'Einstein' is opera because 'that's where the stuff was'

    Philip Glass' 'Einstein' is opera because 'that's where the stuff was'
    NEW YORK — What opera launched a legendarily prolific opera career, influenced a generation of opera composers and is an American opera classic, yet is not an opera and has only been mounted a handful of times in the 37 years since its premiere?...
  • Review: Profeti della Quinta roams Jewish Italian madrigal songs

    Review: Profeti della Quinta roams Jewish Italian madrigal songs
    Even for a city in which architectural surprise is no surprise, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple surprises. Do yourself a favor and step inside; the interior has just been magnificently restored. A radiant 1929 mural surrounds the domed synagogue,...
  • L.A. Philharmonic 2014-15 season includes Dessner, Cerrone works

    L.A. Philharmonic 2014-15 season includes Dessner, Cerrone works
    The musical lineup will be characteristically ambitious and wide-ranging throughout the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2014-15 season, which is being announced Tuesday. And Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences will find increasing amounts of stimuli for the...
  • Los Angeles Opera's 'Billy Budd' cast learns how to survive a hanging

    Los Angeles Opera's 'Billy Budd' cast learns how to survive a hanging
    Under the Articles of War enacted by the British Navy in the 18th century, many crimes qualified as capital offenses, including mutiny, treason, robbery, sodomy and murder. Executions were often carried out by hanging, with the convict strung up from...
  • Review: Echoes of history play behind 'Schweinitz and Schoenberg' program

    Review: Echoes of history play behind 'Schweinitz and Schoenberg' program
    There are different kinds of resonance. The resonance of history adds interest to any enterprise. Music that resonates in special ways that cause the brain to enter into enhanced new states of awareness, well, that's something you've got to experience for...
  • Furor follows L.A. Phil's Gustavo Dudamel

    Wherever he goes, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel is hailed as a symbol of El Sistema, Venezuela's model music education program. But Tuesday Dudamel arrived in L.A. as the subject of criticism for not speaking out against...
  • Music review: A brilliant Brahms duo of Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax

    Music review: A brilliant Brahms duo of Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax
    Brahms and Tchaikovsky made an effort to be civil to each other when the German and Russian composers met, and that was impressive. In an infamous review, Edward Hanslick, the most powerful critic in 19th century Vienna and Brahms' mouthpiece,...
  • Robert Ashley, a true pioneer in opera

    Robert Ashley, a true pioneer in opera
    On announcing the death last week of composer Robert Ashley in New York at 83, the composer and critic Kyle Gann wrote on his blog that Ashley was "the greatest genius of 20th-century opera. I don't know how long it's going to take the world to...
  • Historic Hayworth Theatre is entering a new stage of life

    Historic Hayworth Theatre is entering a new stage of life
    The historic Hayworth Theatre, a Spanish colonial-style building named after actress Rita Hayworth, has changed its identity many times since it opened in 1926 on Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur Park. The venue has served as a live-performance theater...
  • For Albina Shagimuratova, opera is a special kind of love and madness

     For Albina Shagimuratova, opera is a special kind of love and madness
    The sound of a woman descending into madness is rich and piercing — and oddly beautiful. In a quiet rehearsal room at the Los Angeles Opera, music director James Conlon gathers about half a dozen people around a grand piano. Among them is...