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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 6: The Wagner Family and Questions of Forgiveness (Conclusion)

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Just as we think of the films of the exceptionally gifted Leni Riefenstahl as Nazi art, so we are in an inexorable process of appreciating much of the art of Richard Wagner as such.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 5: The Wagner Family and Questions of Forgiveness

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Instead of asking for forgiveness or otherwise expressing regret for the past, or even honestly and clearly acknowledging it, what most of these Nazi-tainted German artists have done at best, individually or collectively, is what might be called gestures of redress

The Inconvenient Music -- Invisible and Unhearable

John Mauceri | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

We might also encourage every orchestra to look into its past and how it dealt with issues like anti-Semitism (and this includes our American orchestras) and what music was played during the war years and after.

In New Film, an Eccentric Genius Outwits the Nazis and Creates an Orchestra

Erica Abeel | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Orchestra of Exiles chronicles the course of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, from his years as a child prodigy to the most celebrated fiddler in Europe at a moment when the Nazis were taking over the continent.

Dog Ears Music: Born in March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground), Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonya Kitchell, Fergie and more.

The Music That Roots 'Tree Of Life'

latimes.com | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

In an early scene in "The Tree of Life," the new movie by Terrence Malick, an authoritarian patriarch played by Brad Pitt disrupts a family dinner to ...

Alan Gilbert: New York Philharmonic's Incoming Music Director

Wall Street Journal | BARRYMORE LAURENCE SCHERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"I'm feeling like a kid in a candy shop," says conductor Alan Gilbert to his wife, cellist Kajsa -William-Olsson. "A very privileged kid." We are walk...