Monthly Archives: March 2004

East Comes West

Photo by Heny Fair In its several years’ existence, the Pacific Symphony’s American Composers Festival has staked out a broad and interesting territory, while expanding the very scope of its title: Aaron Copland at the movies, Antonin Dvor├ík in New … Continue reading

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Wise Counselor

Photo by Dewey Neild With a name like Steven Stucky, he has to be good, and so he is. Since his arrival at the Philharmonic in 1988, his official titles have included composer in residence, new-music adviser and, at present, … Continue reading

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Man of Many Worlds

(Photo by Betty Freeman) In the music of Osvaldo Golijov I hear a robust proclamation of joy in the creative act. It is a mere dozen years since he first flashed across the horizon with his Yiddishbuk – which, by … Continue reading

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A Couple of Strausses

Photo by Robert Millard Of the two composers named Strauss – unrelated, so far as anyone knows – who commanded the attention at downtown emporia in recent weeks, it was Richard who generated the louder noise and Johann Jr. who … Continue reading

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