Story | May 3, 2012 | 12:45 PM
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Story | Feb 29, 2012 | 12:34 PMMy earliest memories of music are of my grandmother singing “Once in Royal David City,” as she drove me the half-hour from our house to her apartment, and of listening to my mother’s classical record colllection.
Story | Mar 26, 2010 | 4:33 PM
What do you do if you are Shostakovich, youâve been officially condemned and then rehabilitated by a murderous state, and you are trying to follow up a triumphant Fifth Symphony? The obvious course would be to write an equally stirring...
Story | Dec 9, 2009 | 4:32 PM
Zubin Mehta was 24 when he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the first time in 1960. Two years later, he was named the orchestraâs principal conductor. In 1968, the great Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Eugene Ormandy said: âIn spite of...
Story | Jan 31, 2010 | 4:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Henry Cowell, the all-American composer of the 20th century, did it all. âI want to live in the whole world of music,â he said. He was âthe open sesame of new music in America,â John Cage said....