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Kurt Masur

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  • Music review: Kurt Masur and Sarah Chang with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Concert Hall

     
    Richard S. Ginell reviews Kurt Masur, Sarah Chang and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall...
  • Classical music still effective at dispersing loitering teens

     
    Does playing classical music keep teens away? Actually, yes....
  • Music review: Herbert Blomstedt leads Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

     
    Mark Swed reviews the first Los Angeles Philharmonic performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in 32 years. The wise and commanding performance was led by the 85-year-old conductor Herbert Blomstedt....
  • Injured conductor Kurt Masur withdraws from concerts through June

    Injured conductor Kurt Masur withdraws from concerts through June
    Kurt Masur, the renowned German conductor, is withdrawing from concerts through the end of June after falling off the podium last week during a concert in Paris and injuring himself. His official website states that a scan of the conductor's left shoulder...
  • L.A. Phil announces 2010-11 season

    L.A. Phil announces 2010-11 season
    Basking in the popularity of Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic used an online press conference Tuesday morning to announce that that -- unlike most recession-weary arts organizations -- it will hold the course. The orchestra's 2010-11...
  • Alan Gilbert readies for New York Philharmonic debut

    Alan Gilbert readies for New York Philharmonic debut
    Life, even for rising orchestra conductors, can be unfair. Consider one response to Alan Gilbert, new music director of the New York Philharmonic, after he leads Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony in a packed college auditorium in Queens to loud applause. In the...
  • Beijing simmering over 'the Egg'

    It's the building Beijing residents love to hate. The dome of the new National Center for the Performing Arts glows luminescent as it emerges from a reflecting pool like a pearl or a rising sun. At least that's the impression the French architects of...
  • L.A. in the grips of Gustavo-mania

     
    Gustavo 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...
  • Music review: Riccardo Chailly and the world's oldest orchestra at Disney Hall

     
    The sunny Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly has a knack for landing where you’d least expect him and making a go of it. He is music director of what used to seem the eternally starchy Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. They began a......
  • Why History Must Be Saved, Even When Nobody Wants It

     
    The death of Ernest Fleischmann, former executive director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, offers a nice point of departure for a few musings about how casually we treat the past. About a year ago, I noticed a trash cart full of files next to a freight...