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It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Renowned baritone championed German lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 86, a renowned baritone who led a worldwide revival in popularity for German lieder, died in his sleep Friday at his home in the southern German city of...
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Culture MonsterYet Verdi’s own idea of what his proudest legacy would be –- he called it his favorite of all his works – was the Casa di Riposo per Musicisti, a retirement home in Milan for musicians who had reached age 65 and found themselves in...
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews recently discovered recording of Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" with Fritz Wunderlich and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesComplete "Ring" cycles have been a feature of the recording industry for some 50 years, first as a platform for the star conductor and lately for the star director. There are fast "Rings," profound "Rings," Eurotrash "Rings," even your father's "Ring," in...
The Daily MirrorGustavo 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...
Culture MonsterHanns Eisler is not, yet, a recovered voice. A two-time Oscar nominee for best score, the German composer, who fled the Nazis in 1933, was the first in motion pictures to be called up by the House Committee on Un-American......
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