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  • Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets

    Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets
    Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. He was 98....
  • Music review: Bernard Labadie, Benedetto Lupo with the L.A. Phil

     
    Richard S. Ginell reviews conductor Bernard Labadie, pianist Benedetto Lupo and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall....
  • The Mahler Project: The composer in L.A.

     
    Mark Swed looks at Mahler's Los Angeles legacy in wake of Gustav Dudamel's Mahler Project and links to a Sunday feature in which Dudamel discusses his relationship with the composer....
  • Music review: Dudamel takes on Bernstein and Gershwin at the Bowl

     
    Gustavo Dudamel has embraced the Hollywood Bowl like no Los Angeles Philharmonic music director other than, perhaps, Zubin Mehta. In his first year here, he has already conducted two of the venue's historic mainstays: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and, on...
  • 'The Rest Is Noise, Listening to the Twentieth Century' by Alex Ross

    [This Book Review originally ran in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 11, 2007] A unified, comprehensive history of 20th century music is the philosopher's stone of modern criticism: How to transmute such vast, maddening complexity into conceptual gold? It's...
  • Learning to love Gustav Mahler

    Learning to love Gustav Mahler
    One evening in 1966, not long after the Los Angeles Philharmonic moved into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, concertgoers were surprised to find a picket line in front of the hall on opening night. Though picket lines were a dime a dozen in the '60s, this...
  • Mitchell Lurie dies at 86; world-renowned clarinetist taught at USC

    Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86. Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...
  • PASSINGS

    Robert K. Soost Expert on citrus plants Robert K. Soost, 88, an internationally known expert on citrus breeding and a longtime professor of botany and plant sciences at UC Riverside, died of a heart attack March 8 at Petaluma Valley Hospital in...
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel and Gil Shaham play Mozart and Berg

     
    The great 20th century conductor Bruno Walter claimed he wasn’t ready to conduct Mozart until he was 50. This refined, unfussy musician believed the heaven-sent symphonies of a young composer who died at 35 were wasted on the young, with......
  • Music review: Zubin Mehta returns to the L.A. Philharmonic*

     
    Usually around this time of year, Zubin Mehta pays a visit to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Thursday night he did again, and as always with Mehta, Walt Disney Concert Hall was full, and the crowd a bit older, more conservative......