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March 11, 1988 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
Tenors, according to lamentable tradition, are expected to have either voices or brains. Jon Vickers of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has both. Tenors, according to unfortunate custom, are supposed to be either singers or actors. Jon Vickers, idol of the world's leading stages for more than three decades, is both. He has never played by the rules.
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March 14, 2000
Mark Swed reviews "An Evening With Jon Vickers," an event at which the legendary tenor will present a lecture on what is art.
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March 14, 2000
Mark Swed reviews "An Evening With Jon Vickers," an event at which the legendary tenor will present a lecture on what is art.
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March 12, 2000 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Say what you like about the 19th century Romantics, they took their art seriously. At the intersection of poetry and music was a popular home entertainment hybrid known as melodrama, the recitation of a ballad with piano accompaniment. There are notable examples by Schubert, Schumann and Liszt, and from the end of the century, Richard Strauss' setting for Tennyson's "Enoch Arden." Perhaps "setting" is too strong a word for what amounts to incidental music.
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March 12, 2000 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Say what you like about the 19th century Romantics, they took their art seriously. At the intersection of poetry and music was a popular home entertainment hybrid known as melodrama, the recitation of a ballad with piano accompaniment. There are notable examples by Schubert, Schumann and Liszt, and from the end of the century, Richard Strauss' setting for Tennyson's "Enoch Arden." Perhaps "setting" is too strong a word for what amounts to incidental music.
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September 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Picky opera fans are getting a vote. Online balloting will determine which segments will air during a December telecast on PBS to mark the 30th anniversary of Metropolitan Opera telecasts. Voting starts Monday and ends Oct. 12 on PBS' website, the Met said, and each voter can select 10 operas. Soprano Renée Fleming will host the telecast, which will feature the top 10 vote-getters.
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March 15, 1985 | MARC SHULGOLD
Los Angeles Opera Theater (LAOT) will open its 1985-86 season with a new production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" July 9, 12 and 13 in its new home, the Wiltern Theater. Johanna Dordick, artistic director of the company, viewed the move from the Wilshire Ebell Theatre to the recently renovated, 2,400-seat Wiltern as "a major turning point" for the company.
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May 29, 1987 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
The 1987-88 season of the Ambassador International Cultural Foundation--a season in which the foundation will present more than 150 events at Ambassador and Pasadena Civic Auditoriums in Pasadena--will feature first-time Pasadena appearances by, among others, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Moscow Ballet, the Central Philharmonic of China and the Georgian Chamber Orchestra of Tbilisi. It will also offer return engagements by a number of major artists and attractions.
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January 23, 1987 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Staff Writer
It is no doubt sheer coincidence that PBS is telecasting Herbert von Karajan's problematic 13-year-old film of Verdi's "Otello" only a few months after Franco Zeffirelli's problematic big-screen version of the same opera was released in this country. Even so, the productions complement one another in significant ways. Scheduled to be shown on the "Great Performances" series tonight at 8 on Channel 24 and at 9 on Channels 28 and 15--with stereo simulcasts on KUSC (91.5) and KCPB (91.
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December 30, 2010 | By Steven Rosen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When Jon Vickers was interviewing for his job as the first director of the new Indiana University Cinema, he was told there might be a tricky problem if he was hired. "The comment I heard frequently was, 'You'll have to figure out what to do with the Kinsey Collection, because it's different than all the others,' " Vickers says. "There was an assumption the programmer would work with the collection, but how to do that was a question for everybody. " And, as he prepares to open the college cinematheque on Jan. 13, it still is. The "Kinsey Collection" refers to the roughly 14,000 films and videos belonging to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, which has offices on the school's Bloomington campus in southern Indiana.
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March 11, 1988 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
Tenors, according to lamentable tradition, are expected to have either voices or brains. Jon Vickers of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has both. Tenors, according to unfortunate custom, are supposed to be either singers or actors. Jon Vickers, idol of the world's leading stages for more than three decades, is both. He has never played by the rules.
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January 24, 1993 | HERBERT GLASS, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
As the notion of the art-song recital sinks slowly in the West (and probably the East as well), recordings proliferate of the musical species rarely encountered on stage. The promulgators are, not surprisingly, small labels, chief among them the U.K.'s Hyperion, which continues its praiseworthy complete Schubert Edition with three additional recently released single-CD volumes. This brings the current total to 15, representing about a third of the composer's 600-odd songs.
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August 26, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
If it's been some time since you heard a salvo in the perpetual battle between Los Angeles and New York City, try this one: "We would question the seriousness," says Ernest Fleischmann, using the royal pronoun unabashedly, "of putting on everything Mozart wrote, as will be done by a city we know about."
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