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Pianist Yundi adds some flair, but his Beethoven still lacks drama at Bowl

Pianist Yundi adds some flair, but his Beethoven still lacks drama at Bowl

Thursday night marked midsummer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, halfway back to the future. This was its 17th appearance and the end of its fifth week at the Hollywood Bowl this year. Sixteen concerts and five more weeks remain in a summer that began with a 30th anniversary tribute to the film "Back to the Future." Coming up, the L.A. Phil will play along with screenings of "2001" and "E.T." and participate in myriad other activities. It will perform "La Traviata" and collaborate with American Ballet Theatre in Leonard Bernstein's "Fancy Free." The Tuesday and Thursday stream of mainstream classics will continue, with very little...

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