February 26, 1989 |
Not all of the organizers are ready to divulge all, but the Soviet Arts Festival in San Diego scheduled for Oct. 21-Nov. 11 is definitely in the works. Last week, two of the participating groups revealed a few details of their presentations. Wesley Brustad, executive director of San Diego Symphony, outlined the orchestra's contributions for these three weeks: "In the first week, we would like, as a starter, to lay out the roots of contemporary Soviet musical culture.
May 14, 2000 |
In the 1980s and into the 1990s, a distinctly mystical music emanating from Eastern Europe began pervading the West. Geography didn't seem to matter. Whether it was Russians Alfred Schnittke and Sophia Gubaidulina, Estonian Arvo Part, Pole Henryk Gorecki or Georgian Giya Kancheli, they all seemed to share the same spirit of spiritual minimalism.
September 17, 2000
JUST OUT Wagner: Love Duets. Deborah Voigt, soprano; Placido Domingo, tenor; Orchestra of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano, conductor, EMI. Complementing Domingo's Wagner concerts at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this month, this CD pairs two of Wagner's most voluptuous love duets, Act III, Scene 3 from "Siegfried," and Act II, Scene 2 from "Tristan und Isolde," the latter containing, incredibly, the first recording of the composer's long-lost concert ending. J.S.