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  • 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...
  • Plácido Domingo's 'Greatest Roles' coming to DVD

     
    One of opera's events of the year might just take place in your living room. A few months ago, Culture Monster got word that a new multi-volume DVD set dedicated to Plácido Domingo was in the works. The box set,......
  • With 'Casual Fridays,' L.A. Phil lets down its hair

    With 'Casual Fridays,' L.A. Phil lets down its hair
    For decades, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's marketing strategy relied heavily on images of the orchestra's "artistic"-looking maestros. There was the young Zubin Mehta, his exotic features seemingly about to explode in a passionate fury; the patrician...
  • Cultural capitals of Europe

    The newly anointed Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2009 are Linz, Austria, and Vilnius, Lithuania, both a bit off the continent's prime tourist paths. Separated by the Czech Republic and Poland, these central and northern European cities are near...
  • Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?

    Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?
    The horned helmet — usually sitting on the head of a zaftig soprano — is the universal symbol of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." But like Shakespearean tights and codpieces, it's a visual cliché that fell out of currency decades...
  • For Esa-Pekka Salonen, it's been 'a tough year'

    For Esa-Pekka Salonen, it's been 'a tough year'
    Esa-Pekka Salonen always said he wanted to leave the Los Angeles Philharmonic while he was ahead. In April he did, finishing his 17-year run as music director in remarkable fashion. At the end of his last concert, a quiet chord of Stravinsky's "Symphony...
  • Music review: Zubin Mehta returns to the L.A. Philharmonic

    Music review: Zubin Mehta returns to the L.A. Philharmonic
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen's colleagues share reminiscences

    Esa-Pekka Salonen's colleagues share reminiscences
    Some glimpses of the conductor from his friends and colleagues who were asked to share a key memory. The reminiscences were mostly written, at the invitation of The Times. Several were shared in interviews with music critic Mark Swed and staff writer Mike...
  • The tuba, a.k.a. the bass of the brass

    The tuba, a.k.a. the bass of the brass
    Children of the '50s and '60s may remember "Tubby the Tuba" -- the story, set to music, of a very shy brass instrument in a symphony orchestra. All Tubby wants is a solo. If his saga rings a bell, however, it's probably because of the narrator of the 1947...
  • 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....