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May 30, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacob Druckman, a composer and educator who won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in music for his complex orchestral composition "Windows," has died. He was 67. Druckman died Friday in New Haven, Conn., of lung cancer. He had taught at the Yale School of Music for the last two decades.
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March 5, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Living composers provide vital fluid to the business of new music-making. Their passing can provide poignant transitions in an art form in which long-dead composers are the norm. With new music, we're often privy to both sides of the mortal equation. Such is the case with noted American composer Jacob Druckman, whose music has been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its New Music Group since the group's inception in 1981.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Living composers provide vital fluid to the business of new music-making. Their passing can provide poignant transitions in an art form in which long-dead composers are the norm. With new music, we're often privy to both sides of the mortal equation. Such is the case with noted American composer Jacob Druckman, whose music has been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its New Music Group since the group's inception in 1981.
NEWS
May 30, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacob Druckman, a composer and educator who won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in music for his complex orchestral composition "Windows," has died. He was 67. Druckman died Friday in New Haven, Conn., of lung cancer. He had taught at the Yale School of Music for the last two decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the movies, a composer gets a flash of insight and scribbles out a symphony. Or maybe he has a dream, wakes up and pens a concerto. Sometimes, all it takes is one glimpse of a loved one and a song arises in the heart and quickly finds its way onto paper. Things don't usually work like that in the real world.
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February 28, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County debut of soprano Jessye Norman, a mini-festival of six Tchaikovsky symphonies and a commissioned work by American composer Jacob Druckman will be among the highlights of the Orange County Philharmonic Society's 1991-92 season. Norman will sing in recital on April 24, 1992, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Pavel Kogan will conduct the Moscow State Symphony in Tchaikovsky's six numbered symphonies in three concerts, Oct. 4 to 6, 1991, at the Center.
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March 14, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Festivals to Swap New Works: Three of the top U.S. summer music festivals have announced plans to premiere and swap chamber music works from three leading American composers. The project will begin this summer with a work by Ned Rorem, which will premiere at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in New Mexico, followed by performances at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill., and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1992
Festival business is also booming south of Aspen. The 36th season of the Santa Fe Opera runs from Friday through Aug. 29, and the 20th Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is July 18-Aug. 24. The opera continues its tradition of mixing repertory standards with rarities and premieres. This year it offers the U.S.
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May 21, 1997 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Jacob Druckman's sextet, "Come Round," in a thoroughly engaging, emotionally realized performance by players of the New York New Music Ensemble--including two guests--closed the program at Monday Evening Concerts this week. What came before was also nicely accomplished, if less compelling. "Come Round" uses its instrumentalists fully, demanding well-honed, virtuosic skills of each soloist and a group-think that comes to life only through serious rehearsal.
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April 11, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD
Intermarriage between rock and classical music has often been an idealistic but murky affair in which each party yearns to understand the other but ends up at a communications impasse. Such a fatal attraction was a subplot at the California EAR Unit's concert, Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which opened with percussionist Arthur Jarvinen's chamber music arrangement of "Larks' Tongue in Aspic" by the progressive rock band King Crimson.
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April 24, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the movies, a composer gets a flash of insight and scribbles out a symphony. Or maybe he has a dream, wakes up and pens a concerto. Sometimes, all it takes is one glimpse of a loved one and a song arises in the heart and quickly finds its way onto paper. Things don't usually work like that in the real world.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County debut of soprano Jessye Norman, a mini-festival of six Tchaikovsky symphonies and a commissioned work by American composer Jacob Druckman will be among the highlights of the Orange County Philharmonic Society's 1991-92 season. Norman will sing in recital on April 24, 1992, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Pavel Kogan will conduct the Moscow State Symphony in Tchaikovsky's six numbered symphonies in three concerts, Oct. 4 to 6, 1991, at the Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
A happy clannishness pervaded the room in Schoenberg Hall Auditorium at UCLA Wednesday night when Lawrence Wolfe appeared in recital during the weeklong meeting of the International Society of Bassists. An audience of his peers cheered lustily for the young principal of the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops.
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March 8, 1997 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Jacob Druckman's kaleidoscopic orchestral score "Prism" shares the program with Brahms' monumental B-flat Piano Concerto at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts this week. Though both works, written a hundred years apart, are complex and faceted, they nevertheless complement each other. And Esa-Pekka Salonen's leadership, and the orchestra's resources, allowed for the full range of expression in each.
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