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November 15, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Shakespeare's song-filled final play, "The Tempest," is most magical and musical. And his most musicked. More than 50 "Tempest" operas are said to have been written, and many more "Tempest"-inspired, to say nothing of incidental music for the play (Purcell's and Sibelius' are of special note) or "Tempest" film scores (Michael Nyman's for Peter Greenaway's "Prospero's Books" being especially notable). Two "Tempest" operas came our way this week. The Metropolitan Opera is staging Thomas Adès' "The Tempest," and the HD broadcast in cinemas was Saturday (with an encore showing slated for Nov. 28)
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November 15, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Shakespeare's song-filled final play, "The Tempest," is most magical and musical. And his most musicked. More than 50 "Tempest" operas are said to have been written, and many more "Tempest"-inspired, to say nothing of incidental music for the play (Purcell's and Sibelius' are of special note) or "Tempest" film scores (Michael Nyman's for Peter Greenaway's "Prospero's Books" being especially notable). Two "Tempest" operas came our way this week. The Metropolitan Opera is staging Thomas Adès' "The Tempest," and the HD broadcast in cinemas was Saturday (with an encore showing slated for Nov. 28)
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April 8, 1989
Lee Hoiby, composer of the opera "Bon Appetit," was misidentified in some editions of Friday's Calendar as Julia Child's husband, Paul Child.
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May 22, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
For most of the past decade, the National Assn. of Composers USA has made a fetish of providing recognition to young musicians willing to specialize in contemporary music. Friday night at USC, two of the winners in these Young Performers' Competitions displayed their expertise. Soprano Jennifer Cable and flutist Rachel Rudich offered a short but substantial program of works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Raoul Pleskow, Marshall Bialosky, Harvey Sollberger, Miriam Gideon, Brian Ferneyhough, Ursula Mamlok and Lee Hoiby; their performances proved clarified and bracing.
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May 22, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
For most of the past decade, the National Assn. of Composers USA has made a fetish of providing recognition to young musicians willing to specialize in contemporary music. Friday night at USC, two of the winners in these Young Performers' Competitions displayed their expertise. Soprano Jennifer Cable and flutist Rachel Rudich offered a short but substantial program of works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Raoul Pleskow, Marshall Bialosky, Harvey Sollberger, Miriam Gideon, Brian Ferneyhough, Ursula Mamlok and Lee Hoiby; their performances proved clarified and bracing.
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April 7, 1989 | GREGG WAGER
After Jean Stapleton's performance in the West Coast premiere of Lee Hoiby's "Bon Appetit!," Julia Child stood up from her aisle seat in the audience and acknowledged the applause. It isn't often that a chef/television personality becomes an overnight poet/librettist. Dressed in a modest blue skirt with a colorful print blouse, Child, 76, had come to Long Beach from her home in Santa Barbara with her husband, Paul, to see the performance for the first time.
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April 8, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
A generous sampling of vocal music by Lee Hoiby made a long evening at the last program of the Hoiby Festival at Cal State Long Beach on Thursday night. The actual closing of this nine-day celebration takes place at the final performance of "Summer and Smoke" by the university's Lyric Theatre/Opera at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
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March 31, 1989 | GREGG WAGER
Few composers might use the idea of setting a chocolate cake recipe for voice and piano, but composer Lee Hoiby will do just that with the West Coast premiere of "Bon Appetit!" on Tuesday. But there's a deeper metaphor. In some ways, it's also his sugary statement against what he considers sour notes. "Atonality left me cold.
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April 3, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
The tribute to American composer Lee Hoiby at Cal State Long Beach began with a well-intentioned but seriously flawed production of the composer's opera "Summer and Smoke," based on the play by Tennessee Williams, in University Theatre on Friday. The problem wasn't the fake Southern accents that appeared intermittently when the characters spoke but disappeared when they sang, annoying as that was.
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April 22, 1989
It really doesn't matter what performance Martin Bernheimer is reviewing so long as he provides us with vintage Bernheimeranian verbiage--which he did April 7 in reviewing two works of Lee Hoiby. To wit: "a melismatic purr," "the televisionary culinary auteur ," "the Leitmotivic fioriture ," "giddy parlando . . . soupy Sprechgesang ," "hemidemisemiquavering opera." HARRY CIMRING Los Angeles
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April 8, 1989
Lee Hoiby, composer of the opera "Bon Appetit," was misidentified in some editions of Friday's Calendar as Julia Child's husband, Paul Child.
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April 8, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
A generous sampling of vocal music by Lee Hoiby made a long evening at the last program of the Hoiby Festival at Cal State Long Beach on Thursday night. The actual closing of this nine-day celebration takes place at the final performance of "Summer and Smoke" by the university's Lyric Theatre/Opera at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
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April 7, 1989 | GREGG WAGER
After Jean Stapleton's performance in the West Coast premiere of Lee Hoiby's "Bon Appetit!," Julia Child stood up from her aisle seat in the audience and acknowledged the applause. It isn't often that a chef/television personality becomes an overnight poet/librettist. Dressed in a modest blue skirt with a colorful print blouse, Child, 76, had come to Long Beach from her home in Santa Barbara with her husband, Paul, to see the performance for the first time.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
The tribute to American composer Lee Hoiby at Cal State Long Beach began with a well-intentioned but seriously flawed production of the composer's opera "Summer and Smoke," based on the play by Tennessee Williams, in University Theatre on Friday. The problem wasn't the fake Southern accents that appeared intermittently when the characters spoke but disappeared when they sang, annoying as that was.
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March 31, 1989 | GREGG WAGER
Few composers might use the idea of setting a chocolate cake recipe for voice and piano, but composer Lee Hoiby will do just that with the West Coast premiere of "Bon Appetit!" on Tuesday. But there's a deeper metaphor. In some ways, it's also his sugary statement against what he considers sour notes. "Atonality left me cold.
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March 9, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jean Stapleton, who as dingbat Edith Bunker was a notoriously lousy cook on TV's "All in the Family," is playing one of the TV kitchen's best-known cooks, Julia Child, in a musical monologue, "Bon Appetit!" Stapleton sings her way through Child's recipes in the one-woman show that played Wednesday at the Kennedy Center in Washington and is due to come West next month, including April 5 in Long Beach and April 9 in Santa Fe, N.M.
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March 27, 2001 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Emerging young artists are the lifeblood of the classical music business; without them, the field would turn, in short order, into a museum filled with mostly dull relics. Instead, they keep turning up, to our delight. Sunday afternoon at Pepperdine University in Malibu, the young artist who emerged, highly accomplished, fully equipped and most promising was soprano Jessica Rivera.
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