Monthly Archives: March 1991

PDQ

The true believers already know the scene by heart. Monday night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, a few minutes past 8. A capacity crowd stirs in anticipation. The unitiated are a little restless, but the Believers know the order of events. … Continue reading

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LAPO

Andrew Davis had already done well by the Los Angeles Philharmonic two months ago, in a regularly scheduled appearance as guest conductor. This week he has done even better, in a noble rescue operation. This week’s concerts at the Music … Continue reading

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SCHOENBERG QT

Arnold Schoenberg liked to complain that his name wasn’t well enough known. He would have had a ball on Sunday afternoon, when the Schoenberg Quartet from The Netherlands played a Schoenberg quartet at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, with a contingent from … Continue reading

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LAPO

It should have been better. Of all the cultural events around town relating to the County Museum’s “Degenerate Art” show, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s concert on Thursday night (repeated tonight) turned out to be one of the more paltry components. … Continue reading

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UMBRELLA

Ernst Krenek turned 90 last summer.He lives in Palm Springs, where he continues to compose. His opus numbers are, in fact, well into the high 200s. At Monday night’s Green Umbrella concert at the Japan America Theater, the sweep across … Continue reading

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LAPO

The phenomenon of Vladimir Ashkenazy brightens our musical landscape. Pianist and conductor, his mastery of both arts is truly remarkable. If anything, his prowess in the one area seems to nourish the other. He has been with us these two … Continue reading

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POLLINI

The world is well supplied with promising pianists, accomplished pianists, even a few great pianists. Yet Maurizio Pollini stands apart, a musician of such towering intelligence and originality, coupled with with a virtuoso’s technique so close to flawless as anyone … Continue reading

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MEC

Art for the ear, art for the eye: it made for a compelling mixture at the County Museum on Monday night. In the Bing Theater’s Monday Evening Concert series, an imaginatively arranged program formed a musical reflection of the “Degenerate … Continue reading

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SUNDAYCOL

PAUL: I HAVE TO GIVE A LECTURE IN THE MORNING, IN AROUND NOON. HERE’S ANOTHER COPY OF MY SUNDAY COLUMN; I DON’T SEE WHERE ANY WORDS ARE MISSING UNLESS JON DID SOME EDITING> ANYHOW, I’LL SEE YOU LATER — ALAN … Continue reading

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LAPO

Cellists like to complain about the paucity of concertos for their instrument. And yet they have the Dvorak, and few concertos for any instrument are as rapturously beautiful as that supremely eloquent work. Lynn Harrell was the soloist in Dvorak’s … Continue reading

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