Story | Apr 20, 2012 | 2:53 PM
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Story | Dec 7, 1993There was a story Frank Zappa liked to tell about the time in the late '60s when he and the Mothers of Invention were booked, along with Woody Herman's big band, to play a dinner for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.Seeing as these were the same folks who gave out the Grammy Awards each year, it should have been a real prestige gig. But the Baltimore-born Zappa wasn't so flattered once he saw the programs: "Music by Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd. Entertainment by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention."
Story | Nov 27, 2011 | 9:33 PM
Esa-Pekka Salonen's Violin Conerto is the 2012 winner of the Grawemeyer Award, the most prestigious international prize for a musical composition.
Story | Dec 10, 2011 | 4:32 PM
Mark Swed looks back at the Liszt year.
Story | Jan 20, 2012 | 4:33 PM
Gustavo Dudamel and Mahler’s First Symphony have a long relationship. Thursday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in what may have been Dudamel’s most stirring and satisfying performance here thus far, it was clear that relationship has...