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January 20, 1996 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
If you're anxious for to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare, You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant them everywhere. Esa-Pekka Salonen and the L.A. Philharmonic embarked on a little adventure Thursday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Ever eager to court new audiences, always delighted to explore untrodden paths, our intrepid guardians of musical virtue offered a world premiere. It wasn't your everyday garden-variety premiere.
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February 18, 2009 | Josef Woodard
In the latest event in the 70th anniversary season of Monday Evening Concerts, a cultural rarity occurred: A challenging contemporary music program drew a sold-out house to Zipper Concert Hall, in contrast to the typically sparse audiences at the series' old haunt, the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Monday's head count said something about the growing interest in new music in L.A. as well as the growing reputation of the late...
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January 18, 1996 | MARK SWED, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced last year that it had commissioned a new work from Gerard Grisey, Esa-Pekka Salonen called the 49-year-old French composer one of the leaders of "the so-called spectral movement," and went on to explain that musique spectrale is an attempt to create a new kind of harmony by analyzing the tonal spectra, or the overtone series. The Philharmonic undoubtedly knew it would have days like that.
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January 20, 1996 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
If you're anxious for to shine in the high aesthetic line as a man of culture rare, You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant them everywhere. Esa-Pekka Salonen and the L.A. Philharmonic embarked on a little adventure Thursday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Ever eager to court new audiences, always delighted to explore untrodden paths, our intrepid guardians of musical virtue offered a world premiere. It wasn't your everyday garden-variety premiere.
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February 18, 2009 | Josef Woodard
In the latest event in the 70th anniversary season of Monday Evening Concerts, a cultural rarity occurred: A challenging contemporary music program drew a sold-out house to Zipper Concert Hall, in contrast to the typically sparse audiences at the series' old haunt, the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Monday's head count said something about the growing interest in new music in L.A. as well as the growing reputation of the late...
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February 28, 1996 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Normally, the L.A. Philharmonic's Green Umbrella series operates with no stronger thematic imperative than its new music focus. Monday night at the Japan America Theatre, however, the CalArts New Century Players' boldly performed program revealed something of a connective thread for the series.
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April 22, 1988 | GREGG WAGER
Wednesday night in Bing Theater at the County Museum of Art, the California E.A.R. unit presented a program of six works written in the 1980s, plus a last-minute addition of Stockhausen's "Klavierstuck" IX. With the exception of Gerard Grisey's "Talea" (1986), there were few surprises. In "Talea," Grisey uses elements of serialism paralleling techniques in the isorhythmic motets of Medieval master Guillaume Machaut.
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January 17, 1996 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was heartening to see a nearly full house gathered under the Green Umbrella at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new music series opener Monday night in the Japan America Theatre. It was even more heartening to hear a program this balanced, neatly framed, well-played and even timely--two of the composers were African American, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the concert served as a reasonable role model for effective new music packaging.
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November 25, 1998
Valentin M. Berezhkov, 82, Russian diplomat, translator and author who taught at Claremont and Occidental colleges. Born in St. Petersburg, he attended Kiev University then served in the Soviet Navy. As first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Germany in 1940 and 1941, he translated for Soviet officials in their meetings with Nazis, including the one in which Germany declared war on the Soviet Union. Berezhkov was detained by the Nazis in Berlin until an exchange of diplomats could be arranged.
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March 10, 1993 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The adventure continues. Esa-Pekka Salonen's second season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is the orchestra's 75th, and the anniversary has sparked a series of commissions and two international tours, the conductor announced Tuesday at the Music Center. "I'm greatly encouraged by what's going on between the orchestra and its audience now," said Salonen, who will conduct 12 weeks of subscription concerts.
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January 18, 1996 | MARK SWED, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced last year that it had commissioned a new work from Gerard Grisey, Esa-Pekka Salonen called the 49-year-old French composer one of the leaders of "the so-called spectral movement," and went on to explain that musique spectrale is an attempt to create a new kind of harmony by analyzing the tonal spectra, or the overtone series. The Philharmonic undoubtedly knew it would have days like that.
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December 9, 2006 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Monday Evening Concerts, the internationally esteemed music series that for decades showcased or premiered works by such major 20th century composers as Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Stockhausen and Cage, begins new life in a new location Monday -- REDCAT in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. The series lost its home at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May after 40 years of support when the museum reduced its support of classical music.
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March 1, 1995 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
The 1995-96 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will include a joint concert with the Israel Philharmonic, April 29, 1996, marking Zubin Mehta's 60th birthday, the event to be conducted by both Mehta and Daniel Barenboim, with violin soloists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. The announcement was made at a press conference Tuesday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center.
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