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Tony Woodcock | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Many of the great composers who were also great performers were well known for championing the works of others. Mendelssohn, as conductor, was essential in restoring the nearly forgotten legacy of J.S. Bach. Similarly, he re-introduced Schubert who had all but disappeared to audiences in the mid-19th century.

In My Backyard With Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani

Glen Roven | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Glen Roven

Despite finding unexpected glories in all of the Hermit Songs, Polenzani brought a particular ardor and insight to the final piece in the cycle, "The Desire For Hermitage -- the brilliant climax to an unforgettable evening. Bravo, tenore!

UCLA Plays Host to Schubert and Ravel Extravaganzas

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

A sole singer and his piano accompanist were quite enough, on the bare stage at UCLA's Royce Hall, to create an epic drama in desolation, a 70-minute journey through the icy gloom of heartbreak.