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Southwest Chamber Music's L.A. International New Music Festival is more a Los Angeles interstitial new music festival. Skirting touristy Europe, these Southwesterners are not interested in inclusiveness but in filling gaps that very much need filling....
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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...
Holy mackerel. The Oxford American’s annual music issue is always good, but this new one -- number 13 -- is a staggering piece of work. Possibly the best-ever stocking stuffer for the music nerd in your family. (It’ll pretty much fill up a...
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries. I'm really hurt. It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months. Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94. Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...
The Daily MirrorMarch 7, 1986: As he nears the age of 70, composer Milton Babbitt tells Times arts writer Marc Shulgold, "Even so-called popular composers don't really care what an audience likes. In the end, you write for yourself. Some may call......
Culture MonsterWith the death Saturday of Milton Babbitt, a reevaluation of American musicâ€™s king of complexity has already begun. Babbitt, who remained an advocate of the 12-tone system developed by Schoenberg and an engineer of sounds and structures to end of......
Daniel Catán, an opera composer and librettist whose works including "Il Postino" and "Florencia en el Amazonas" have been praised for their lyrical romanticism and humane generosity of spirit, died suddenly Saturday in Austin, Texas. He was 62. Catán'...
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Culture MonsterWagner's "Ring" cycle may be vying with Dudamania as the headline maker of the musical season on Grand Avenue, but please take note that downtown's main drag of the arts will also be playing host to a horde of cyclists,......
Brand XIf instrumental concerts cause you fits of narcolepsy, you might not be going to the right concerts. Downtown's Colburn School offers up a night of complex, edgy (read: weird) live performance that will keep your ears alert. The "Mostly Californian"...
Culture MonsterThe teddy bear was in fine form Monday. With a little help from his friend, he played a snappy variation on an Italian folk tune on the piano. Miss Piggy and her pal knocked out, in clumsy tone clusters, her......
Times Staff WriterIn the summer of 1955, "Stravinsky scarcely moved from Wetherly Drive," writes Stephen Walsh in the newly published second volume of his biography of the composer. Stravinsky scarcely moved because his arthritis was acting up and because he had music to...
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