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October 10, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES
In the case of bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk, science's loss was music's gain. Born in Liverpool in 1931, Shirley-Quirk began his professional career as a chemistry teacher, first at a technical college in England and later in the British air force.
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October 10, 1990 | CHRIS PASLES
In the case of bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk, science's loss was music's gain. Born in Liverpool in 1931, Shirley-Quirk began his professional career as a chemistry teacher, first at a technical college in England and later in the British air force.
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April 13, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
Chamber music challenge and excitement are usually experienced on an abstract aesthetic plane. Monday evening, however, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society's concert was an adventure for Indiana Jones . . . or Spike Jones. The coincidence of another, obviously popular, event in a neighboring forum turned the normally placid environs of the University of Judaism into a traffic maelstrom of angrily honking drivers and triple-parked cars.
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October 15, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
A stage full of musical performers, a program featuring a passel of star names, an audience dressed to the teeth and an elegant pops concert were the main ingredients: The British Arts Festival, a fortnight's worth of music, related to--but ostensibly distinct from--simultaneous retail and community celebrations of things British, began with a genuinely gala concert in Segerstrom Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Saturday night.
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April 9, 1988 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
No one who was at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Nov. 5, 1981, will forget the night. Carlo Maria Giulini, possibly the last and surely the most mellow of the great romantics, conducted a profoundly meditative, softly melancholic performance of Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs. Lucia Popp was the radiant soloist.
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October 11, 1990 | ANN CONWAY
Hugs. Hugs. And more hugs. That was the body language Tuesday night at the Beverly Heritage hotel when Carl St. Clair swept into a post-concert party celebrating his debut with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. The fiesty maestro had doffed his white tie and tails--time to let down at the traditional season-kickoff supper for board members, donors and orchestra members. "The fulfillment of our dreams!" squealed symphony chairwoman Marcy Mulville, throwing her arms around St.
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June 29, 1986 | HERBERT GLASS
The big Bach choral release we waited for in vain during the celebratory 300th birthday year in 1985 has appeared not long after the composer's 301st birthday: the Mass in B minor from conductor John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir and period-instrument English Bach Soloists (Deutsche Grammophon Archiv 415 514, two records, LP or CD).
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April 10, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA
When Anne Diener Giles joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as co-principal flutist in 1971, she was 22 years old and just out of Juilliard. "Those years certainly flew by," Giles, still a member of the orchestra, still "thrilled to be doing what I'm doing," said last week following a morning rehearsal. This week, the now-veteran flutist emerges from the orchestra to appear as soloist.
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February 2, 1986 | HERBERT GLASS
A perusal of any recent issue of the Schwann catalogue might lead one to the conclusion that record companies have perceived a growing demand for choral music among record buyers. Why else would outfits as hard-nosed as Angel/EMI and London be, if not quite deluging us, then certainly showing unprecedented generosity with such relatively arcane matter as choral works by Haydn, Monteverdi, Faure and Poulenc?
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February 16, 1992 | HERBERT GLASS, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
Pierre Boulez no longer devotes much of his time to big-orchestra conducting the way he did during the 1960s and '70s. However, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will again enjoy his presence during the final weeks of the present season.
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February 28, 1993 | HERBERT GLASS, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
The music of Frederick Delius is seldom performed, even in his native England. It has, however, been exhaustively recorded, most notably by the conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, his benefactor and official spokesman from the turn of the century to Beecham's death in 1961.
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