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July 8, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Los Angeles Opera produced Monteverdi's 1640 opera, "The Return of Ulysses," last year, it didn't have to look far for an authentic period instrument orchestra. Musica Angelica was right under its nose. The group had been started in Los Angeles in 1993 by Michael Eagan, a lutenist, and Mark Chatfield, a baroque cello player.
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August 14, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Classical musician and composer Michael Eagan, who co-founded Musica Angelica, a highly regarded early music group based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 55. Eagan died of an apparent heart attack this week at his home in Los Angeles, according to Laura Spino, administrative director of Musica Angelica. His body was found Wednesday but the coroner's office had not yet determined the day he died.
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August 14, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Classical musician and composer Michael Eagan, who co-founded Musica Angelica, a highly regarded early music group based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 55. Eagan died of an apparent heart attack this week at his home in Los Angeles, according to Laura Spino, administrative director of Musica Angelica. His body was found Wednesday but the coroner's office had not yet determined the day he died.
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July 8, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Los Angeles Opera produced Monteverdi's 1640 opera, "The Return of Ulysses," last year, it didn't have to look far for an authentic period instrument orchestra. Musica Angelica was right under its nose. The group had been started in Los Angeles in 1993 by Michael Eagan, a lutenist, and Mark Chatfield, a baroque cello player.
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February 13, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everybody, it seems, wants to correct lutanist Michael Eagan's spelling. He sent out press releases announcing upcoming concerts by his Elizabethan music group, "A Musicall Dreame," only to watch newspapers regularize the spelling to "Musical Dream." But the two Ls and the extra E are correct--and intentional, he says.
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January 27, 2007 | Chris Pasles
Los Angeles-based Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra will make its first international tour, performing Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" in Mexico, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Italy and Germany, as well as in Los Angeles; Savannah, Ga.; and New York, March 17 through April 8. The orchestra, under the leadership of Martin Haselbock, also will make four recordings for the Germany-based New Classical Adventure label.
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August 20, 2004
UCLA gift: The estate of Azadia Mamoulian, the widow of famed film director Rouben Mamoulian, has donated $1.1 million to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to establish an endowed chair in theater and movie directing. 'Smile' doc: Showtime has set Oct. 5 for the premiere of "Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile,' " a documentary about the former Beach Boys composer's efforts last year to complete an album he'd begun work on 37 years earlier.
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February 1, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD
The early music world requires a delicate balance of historicism and sensuousness, the art of bringing antiquities to empathetic, very present-day life. The fine and inspiring Los Angeles-based early music group Musica Angelica, which began its seventh concert season Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, has that agenda well in hand.
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June 16, 1998
The 24th annual Seal Beach Chamber Music Festival has announced six free Wednesday concerts, to run July 1 through run Aug. 5. * July 1: Palo Verde Trio: Peter Marsh, violin; Charles baker, cello; Alison Edwards, piano: Beethoven's Trio No. 1; Martinu's Five Short Pieces; Brahms Trio No 1. * July 8: Musica Angelica: Michael Eagan, director, lute; Daniel Plaster, tenor; Inga LaRose, recorders; Mark Chatfield, baroque cello: Music by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Caccini, Cima, Galelei.
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February 22, 1993 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
A new, locally based early-music group calling itself A Musicall Dreame gave its local debut Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church--it performed in Westwood and Irvine the preceding weekend--in an exploration of the Elizabethan love song. Lots of Elizabethan love songs.
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February 13, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everybody, it seems, wants to correct lutanist Michael Eagan's spelling. He sent out press releases announcing upcoming concerts by his Elizabethan music group, "A Musicall Dreame," only to watch newspapers regularize the spelling to "Musical Dream." But the two Ls and the extra E are correct--and intentional, he says.
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May 4, 1998 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Seldom included in concert programs are the early decades of operatic composition in 17th century Italy. Musica Angelica's fascinating program, "The Birth of Opera," dealt exactly with this period, and in flowing, succinct and non-didactic ways. The period-instrument ensemble's latest musicological outing, which drew a rapt audience of respectable size to All-Saints Church in Pasadena on Friday night, used only one singer and an instrumental body of three--but artfully and efficiently.
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