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Quick Take: John Adams's "Naïve and Sentimental Music"

This is the first installment of a new series I am calling Quick TakesSince I am a busy grad student and don’t always have boatloads of time to write lengthy, in-depth blog posts (as much as I would like that!), … 602 more words

Hidden Gems

Beethoven's Ninth--with phlegm

Gordon and I had to change our tickets from our usual Thursday night to Sunday afternoon because he was out of town. Boy, is the crowd different. 424 more words

In Search of Mahlerian Music Drama at LA Phil

I covered a very unusual approach to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde for Musical America. This remarkably original staging by Yuval Sharon and the Chile-based Teatrocinema Company was performed this past weekend by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, with soloists Russell Thomas and Tamara Mumford.


Revitalizing the Classical Concert - Part 1

The notion that “classical music is dying” is one that’s been tossed around and repeated so often over the decades that it’s almost become cliché. 2,220 more words


A Rousing Reunion for Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s return to Walt Disney Concert Hall highlighted his gifts as composer and conductor alike and underscored how an orchestra can sound genuinely 21st century. 6 more words


Water by the Spoonful, Esa-Pekka Salonen Guest Conducts at Phil

Last Wednesday Gordon and I drove down to the Music Center to attend Water by the Spoonful at the Taper. We’d just had soup at Kendall’s a few day’s earlier so we skipped dinner and went directly to the theater. 678 more words

Bernstein's Mass

My back is still spasming occasionally but I put on some new shoes–with a 3-inch hell! I’m living dangerously–and Gordon and I got our usual soup and wine at Kendall’s. 382 more words