Worth the wait:  Simon Rattle triumphantly returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Worth the wait: Simon Rattle triumphantly returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic

There was a time not too long ago that had you mentioned that a fair-haired, mop top, wunderkind conductor was standing on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s podium, your image would have been of an Englishman rather than a Venezuelan. Simon Rattle (not yet knighted) was Principal Guest Conductor from 1981 to 1994, though as the … Continue reading

Ad majorum Dei gloriam:  LA Master Chorale radiant in sacred music by Bruckner & Stravinsky
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Ad majorum Dei gloriam: LA Master Chorale radiant in sacred music by Bruckner & Stravinsky

Grant Gershon and the Los Angeles Master Chorale have spent the better part of a month helping the Los Angeles Philharmonic with their Mahler Project.  With their Disney Hall roommates moving on to Venezuela for the rest of the “Project,” conductor and chorus have collectively moved on in their own way without having to leave … Continue reading

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My musical resolution for the New Year: give Bruckner symphonies another chance (recommendations welcome)

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m conflicted when it comes to Anton Bruckner’s music.  A cappella motets?  Absolutely love ’em.  Choral works with an orchestra?  Sure.  But the symphonies?  Eh, well . . . I’ve tried, but now I usually make a point of avoiding them whenever possible. We have recordings of a few of the … Continue reading