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Musical Ambassador Gabriel Kahane Tells LA Stories

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Taken as a whole, The Ambassador reclaims Los Angeles from Tinseltown stereotypes and celebrates the city's authentic culture while still paying homage to its Hollywood myths.

For the Love of Bach ... Play On!

Mariam Nazarian | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Mariam Nazarian

(c) David Newton-Dunn (2014) This Father's Day, June 15th, at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University's campus, two giants of J.S. Bach schol...

Voices Dance on Bach Instrumental

Dennis Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Dennis Miller

How do you sing an a-cappella version of a Bach organ instrumental? With enthusiasm. Which is exactly what Mansfield University's The Mansfieldi...

Butterfly, Bach and Breasts in the Windy City - Part I

Daniel Asia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I was recently in Chicago for a weekend, passing through from engagement to engagement. I love Chicago for its arts and culture, architecture and the compact and walkable downtown arts area.

Van Buuren and Bach on a Rave

Marten Weber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I discovered trance by accident. I was at a bar with some friends, and "Intense" came on. The violin caught my attention, and it suddenly hit me: This is the structure of a baroque concerto. Bach's music and van Buuren's trance compositions are essentially the same thing.

Quietly Impressive Mitsuko Uchida at Carnegie Hall

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Last week, a much-awaited musician came to Carnegie Hall to play -- Japanese-born British pianist Mitsuko Uchida. While she is no blazing personality, her fans are numerous and she has a very devout following.

András Schiff Plays Bach at Lincoln Center

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Fifty-nine-year-old Schiff, who always starts his mornings with an hour of Bach (even before breakfast) admitted that the composer probably had no idea anyone would ever play all six of these suites in one concert.

What Was Your Gateway Drug Into Classical Music?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

There seem to be fewer and fewer "classical music people" in the world, but we like to think there's still a number of you out and about. Some classic...

The Best Classical Music Moments In Blockbusters

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home

Classical music forms the soundscape of many films -- think Strauss in Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the blue diva in “The Fifth Element,...

Interview: Vince Mendoza (Jazz Composer Extraordinaire)

Joseph Vella | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Joseph Vella

In the modern era of jazz, finding a true composer to follow is not the easiest thing to do. Especially if the composer can actually write beautifully melodic and emotionally deep music. Vince Mendoza does this and more.

The Brandenburgs Are Their Brand: LACO's Six Concertos Of J.S. Bach

Rodney Punt | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Having performed the Brandenburgs some 52 times in its history -- the latest a week ago Sunday at UCLA's Royce Hall -- the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has a special affinity to these works.

A Calming Visualization Of Bach's First Cello Suite

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Imagine Bach's first Cello Suite as a series of white dots circling and plucking white lines. Now watch it. Using the math behind string length an...

The Evolution of Music: What's The Next Step?

Charissa Newkirk | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
Charissa Newkirk

Bach made up all the chords on the piano, and Beethoven made songs that have lasted for hundreds of years. So who's the new revolutionary musician today?

What Joy! Aleksandr Haskin's "Magic Flute" Dazzles New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Simultaneously serious and playful, Aleksandr became the Pied Piper. I have never heard a flute played with such energy, such precision, such passion.