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April 3, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN
Eliot Fisk has always been a hot-headed, hot-handed guitarist, something demonstrated anew in a generous, demanding yet self-indulgent program at Cal State Northridge Saturday evening. He is also a dedicated proponent of new music, and offered the latest--number XI--of Luciano Berio's Sequenzas. It is a characteristic reinterpretation of the instrument's bravura vocabulary, and Fisk gave it a vivid, high-voltage performance.
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April 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thomas Humphrey, 59, a guitar maker whose innovative techniques helped increase the volume and projection of the instrument, died of a heart attack April 16 at his home in Gardiner, N.Y., said his wife, Martha Costa Humphrey. His best-known model, the Millennium, has a sloped face and raised fingerboard that makes it easier for musicians to reach the high notes. The body shape gives the guitar a large tone. Humphrey had been making conventional guitars for about 15 years when he designed the Millennium in 1985 off a sketch that came to him in a dream, he said on his website.
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April 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thomas Humphrey, 59, a guitar maker whose innovative techniques helped increase the volume and projection of the instrument, died of a heart attack April 16 at his home in Gardiner, N.Y., said his wife, Martha Costa Humphrey. His best-known model, the Millennium, has a sloped face and raised fingerboard that makes it easier for musicians to reach the high notes. The body shape gives the guitar a large tone. Humphrey had been making conventional guitars for about 15 years when he designed the Millennium in 1985 off a sketch that came to him in a dream, he said on his website.
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February 6, 2003
MUSIC Opposites attract Brahms and Stravinsky may make strange bedfellows, but love is in the air in this pre-Valentine's Day concert called, tongue-in-cheek, "Love and Marriage" by the Los Angeles Master Chorale led by Grant Gershon. Gershon will conduct Stravinsky's "Les Noces" (The Wedding), a powerful distillation of Russian folk marriage rituals, and Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes," a series of love songs cast as waltzes, depicting romantic ardor and heartbreak.
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October 2, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
Guitarist Eliot Fisk, who will play in Irvine today, has some critical opinions about festivals and about players' educations. Andres Segovia once described protege Eliot Fisk as "one of the most brilliant, intelligent and gifted musical artists of our time."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1994 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Perhaps the combination of soprano and guitar and Spanish song sounds like an irresistible one, but Sunday night in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA, when soprano Julianne Baird joined guitarist Eliot Fisk for such a program, it didn't seem so. Not that these artists failed in dispatching the goods with a thorough professionalism and, even, enthusiasm. Just that the evening's pleasures turned out to be decidedly slight. A number of factors contributed to this.
NEWS
February 6, 2003
MUSIC Opposites attract Brahms and Stravinsky may make strange bedfellows, but love is in the air in this pre-Valentine's Day concert called, tongue-in-cheek, "Love and Marriage" by the Los Angeles Master Chorale led by Grant Gershon. Gershon will conduct Stravinsky's "Les Noces" (The Wedding), a powerful distillation of Russian folk marriage rituals, and Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes," a series of love songs cast as waltzes, depicting romantic ardor and heartbreak.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1992
"Playing the classical guitar, the quietest of all the instruments, in the noisiest age in history is a pretty oddball thing to do. It's fairly esoteric. But I believe I can make a contribution. I'd much rather, for my own conscience, have had the talent to find the cure for AIDS or to find some miracle technology to get rid of oil slicks and toxic wastes." --Eliot Fisk in the New Yorker.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2002
Truly a great thing to pause and examine a fortunate convergence of "Weilliana" in the recent days here in Southern California. My only divergence from Mark Swed's vastly appreciated, informative, well-thought-out criticisms are those leveled at the otherworldly German chanteuse Ute Lemper, who performed at the Ojai Music Festival with guitarist Eliot Fisk last Sunday morning ("His Legacy Lives On," June 5). Swed says she "killed Weill with too much slickness," and that she is "not a very good singer."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1994 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Perhaps the combination of soprano and guitar and Spanish song sounds like an irresistible one, but Sunday night in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA, when soprano Julianne Baird joined guitarist Eliot Fisk for such a program, it didn't seem so. Not that these artists failed in dispatching the goods with a thorough professionalism and, even, enthusiasm. Just that the evening's pleasures turned out to be decidedly slight. A number of factors contributed to this.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
Guitarist Eliot Fisk, who will play in Irvine today, has some critical opinions about festivals and about players' educations. Andres Segovia once described protege Eliot Fisk as "one of the most brilliant, intelligent and gifted musical artists of our time."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN
Eliot Fisk has always been a hot-headed, hot-handed guitarist, something demonstrated anew in a generous, demanding yet self-indulgent program at Cal State Northridge Saturday evening. He is also a dedicated proponent of new music, and offered the latest--number XI--of Luciano Berio's Sequenzas. It is a characteristic reinterpretation of the instrument's bravura vocabulary, and Fisk gave it a vivid, high-voltage performance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2000 | By JOSEF WOODARD,
Depending on whom you talk to, the new millennium is still fledgling enough to warrant special attention, or else it was old news before it even arrived. In either case, epoch awareness is in the air. Now comes the program "Masses for the New Millennium" by the group known as the Gold Coast Concert Chorus, with 110 voices and a 43-piece orchestra performing at the Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo.
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