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  • Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92

    Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92
    As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...
  • Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'

    Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'
    -------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
  • Genre-bending Brooklyn Rider to perform Saturday

     
    My Sentinel colleague Jim Abbott writes about the group Brooklyn Rider, performing Saturday as part of a residency thanks to the Bach Festival Society. Here's his story: By Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel music writer Equally comfortable in nightclubs and...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Dec. 7, 1940

     
    Dec. 7, 1940: Yes, the bell on traffic semaphores in the old Warner Bros. cartoons wasn’t a joke. Today, we just honk since drivers are usually checking their BlackBerrys when the light turns green. The audience walks out on the......
  • NEH grants $1.4 million in California; funds small-venue exhibits

     
    The National Endowment for the Humanities has issued $21 million in grants, including $2.1 million to renew a traveling exhibition program geared toward small museums. California accounted for $1.4 million in grants....
  • Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on Nov. 18

    Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on Nov. 18
    Sunwatcher, saxophonist Jeff Lederer’s first recording as a bandleader, feels like a career retrospective. The spirit of Lederer’s musical hero, the late avant-garde saxophonist and composer Albert Ayler, hangs over the recording, from the...
  • CD of the Week: John Adams

    CD of the Week: John Adams
    John Adams Son of Chamber Symphony/String Quartet (Nonesuch) Listen to this release, then dig up a recording of Arnold Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E, Op. 9 (1906), a knotty, daring ride through outer space. Schoenberg figured out more than a...
  • Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble

    Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble
    When Chicago pianist Miguel de la Cerna was growing up on the South Side, the sound of jazzand blues, gospel and funk, R&B and soul was everywhere. It blasted out of clubs and apartments, car radios and storefronts, inspiring a kid growing up near 41st...
  • 'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists

    'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists
    Classical composer Eric Zeisl had a tough time living in mid-20th century Los Angeles. The somber, heavy-browed Austrian, who left Nazi-dominated Europe in 1938, stated that the two things he hated most in this world were Hitler and the sun. He was...
  • Leon Kirchner dies at 90; Pulitzer-winning composer

    Leon Kirchner dies at 90; Pulitzer-winning composer
    Leon Kirchner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of expressive, rigorous, atonal yet romantic music, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in New York. He was 90. A pianist and conductor as well as a composer, Kirchner stood somewhat...
  • Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86

    Lukas Foss, versatile and prolific American composer, dies at 86
    Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Foss died...
  • Joza Karas dies at 82; musician revived compositions by Jews in concentration camp

    Joza Karas, a Czechoslovakian-born violin teacher who spent decades tracking down and reviving musical compositions written by Jews in the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt, died Nov. 28 at his home in Bloomfield, Conn. He was 82 and had congestive...