A leisurely chat with cellist Daniel Rothmuller (part 1 of 2):  the LA Phil’s former Associate Principal shares his stories, opinions, and post-retirement plans
Interviews / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

A leisurely chat with cellist Daniel Rothmuller (part 1 of 2): the LA Phil’s former Associate Principal shares his stories, opinions, and post-retirement plans

If you’ve followed the Los Angeles Philharmonic at all during the past 40+ years, you’ve undoubtably seen Daniel Rothmuller.  He’s a tough guy to miss. In concerts, not only did his role of Associate Principal Cello put him at the front of the stage, he had the habit of being the only gentleman to liven-up … Continue reading

Music News & Info: Classical

The musical haul from this Christmas

  Let’s see: The complete recordings of Martha Argerich on Deutsche Grammophon and Phillips (published by Decca) A Blue-ray featuring Ms. Argerich and Mischa Maisky in the world premiere of “Romantic Offfering,” a double concerto for Piano, Cello, and Orchestra by Rodion Shchedrin and the Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano by César Franck, … Continue reading

Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Happy Birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven

The great German composer was born on this date in 1770.  In his honor, please enjoy the iconic first movement from his Fifth Symphony, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by the incomparable Carlo Maria Giulini. If you typically associate Maestro Giulini with interpretations that lean towards the broad and spacious, you may be … Continue reading

Humor / Los Angeles Opera / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

Classical music marketing — try it yourself, win LA Opera tickets

Just got back from a week’s vacation up in Northern California:  fun in Yosemite, Napa, and Sonoma.  I spent some quality time outdoors hiking and relaxing, not to mention tasting some very yummy wines (more on that in the near future).  Much of the week was spent unplugged and away from the internet (partially by … Continue reading