July 25, 1998
I cannot ignore Daniel Cariaga's childish vendetta against Roger Norrington any longer ("Norrington Offers Beethoven, Sans Spark, at the Bowl," July 11). Cariaga continues to go way out of his way to ridicule the British conductor (and, by extension, the many people who enjoy Norrington). A music reviewer does need to probe the good and bad of the craft in question, but Cariaga's particular brand of zealous character assassination and uninformed criticisms are not in your paper's interest.
November 30, 1986
I realize that music reviews cannot always be flattering, but, for Daniel Cariaga to start out a review of Edita Gruberova, an artist that has been hailed and praised throughout the music world, with the phrase, "she is not pretty, she was wearing a 1950-style dark persimmon ball gown," is an insult to the artist, to the readers of your paper and to fellow critic writers ("Gruberova in Debut Recital," Nov. 15). What does Gruberova's choice of wearing a '50s dress and not being so-called "pretty" have to do with reporting on an artist's vocal talent?
November 24, 2000 |
Daniel Cariaga's "Sleepwalk," at [Inside] the Ford, examines the tragic consequences of routine rationalization and persistent deception--the lies told not only to loved ones, but to oneself. Although married to Lori (Allison Sie), Steve (Rocco Vienhage) craves sex with men, a need he satisfies through secret visits to Loi (Ogie Zulueta), a male prostitute.
February 20, 1997
Brilliant, virtuosic and still mellow, its members perfectly meshed in sound while retaining their individual performing personalities--the Brentano String Quartet, just 5 years old, must be one of the great musical hopes of a field overcrowded with contenders. Its return to the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series, sponsored by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College, Tuesday night marked a high point in the 1996-97 local season.
November 6, 2006 |
Daniel Cariaga, who died suddenly and unexpectedly from heart failure at age 71 last week, wrote about music for this paper for 34 years. He wrote, as many have remarked, modestly. He was old school and never made himself the subject. He chose his words well and with great care. He was concise to a fault. He was a master of understatement. He was content to be read between the lines. He might have been, in other words, the Raymond Chandler or Samuel Beckett of music criticism.
January 13, 2007 |
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will dedicate its Jan. 21 Los Angeles Philharmonic concert in Costa Mesa to the memory of Los Angeles Times music critic Daniel Cariaga, who died Nov. 1. A Daniel Cariaga Scholarship Fund has been established at Cal State Long Beach. Donations earmarked for the fund may be made out to the CSULB Foundation and sent to Rosalinda O'Brien, Dean's Office, College of the Arts, Cal State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, 90840.