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Kurt Weill

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  • Music review: Hanns Eisler, a Marxist for our time?

     
    Hanns 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......
  • Music review: Kahane, Denk and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

     
    In March the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra offered an imaginative and riveting program of music by Erwin Schulhoff and Kurt Weill. Mendelssohn’s sure-fire Violin Concerto promised not to scare off audiences, but even that was presented in its original...
  • Symphonicity tour: A few thoughts on Sting and strings

     
    A poetic taunt has been hurled frequently at the milkman's son from Newcastle who qualifies as the New Wave era's most aspirational pop star. Oh Sting, where is thy depth? (The great critic Charles Shaar Murray seems to have originated......
  • Live review: Symphonic Sting is loose and lively

     
    Introducing his song “I Hung My Head” Wednesday night at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Sting said that as a child growing up in northern England he spent untold hours watching TV westerns like “Bonanza” and “Rawhide.” Years later,...
  • Theater review: 'Young Frankenstein' at the Pantages

     
    In 2007, New York grabbed torches and pitchforks and went after a monster. The object of this pursuit, "Young Frankenstein," was indeed frightful in some respects, but it didn't deserve quite such bitter griping. True, moviemaker turned theater...