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  • Live review: 'Beatles Celebration' at Hollywood Bowl

     
    The music of the Beatles, a summer night and the Hollywood Bowl: a can’t-miss recipe, right? As things turned out Friday, at the opening of a three-night “Beatles Celebration“ marking roughly the 45th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final Bowl......
  • CD reviews: Melodramas that aren't melodramatic

     
    Marriage between word and music has never been simple, and is seldom stress-free. Take melodrama. I'm not sure what caused its meaning to change over the years. In the 18th century, melodrama was the genre of spoken word accompanied by......
  • Keeping scores

    Instead of watching "Lord of the Rings," "Chicago" or "Gladiator," Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films' music with an 84-member orchestra. The orchestra's spring concert "Lights! Camera! Music!" will be Sunday in Sexson...
  • The bassoon: Symphonic spine

    The bassoon: Symphonic spine
    FRANK ZAPPA once wrote, "The bassoon is one of my favorite instruments. It has the medieval aroma -- like the days when everything used to sound like that.... It's a great noise -- nothing else makes that noise." Nothing else resembles the bassoon...
  • Violas: They're hardly second string

    Violas: They're hardly second string
    Few violists are born. Most have the instrument thrust upon them. In fact, the viola -- the overlooked stepchild of the orchestra's string section -- is rarely studied as a first instrument at all. Until fairly recently, the road to mastering it...
  • The English horn: A mournful cry of 'ahhh'

    The English horn: A mournful cry of 'ahhh'
    Decades ago, Ripley's Believe It or Not clued readers in about the English horn. The instrument, it declared, is "neither English nor a horn." In fact, there's little agreement about where the name of this double-reed woodwind, a member of the oboe...
  • TO CLAP OR NOT TO CLAP: A TOUCHY QUESTION

    Something strange seems to be happening in that spiffy new concert hall in Orange County. People are clapping. The happy and justifiably proud Costa Mesans, and friends, are clapping con brio and con gusto. They are clapping loudly, smugly and dutifully....