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November 2, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Linn, a versatile and prolific classical composer who helped elevate the USC's venerable Thornton School of Music to international prominence, has died. He was 74. Linn died Thursday at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, his son Steve said Monday. "Though he contributed profound utterances to the [school's] repertoire," Thornton's dean, Larry J. Livingston, said of Linn, "his music and manner were graced by a complete absence of pretense."
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August 25, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert P. Linn, 95, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records nine years ago as the nation's longest-serving mayor, died Saturday at his home in Beaver, Pa., of natural causes. In his 15th term at the time of his death, Linn took office Jan. 2, 1946, when the head of Beaver town government was called a burgess rather than mayor. Born in Burgettstown, Pa., Linn moved to Beaver, 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, as a 10-year-old.
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June 5, 1993 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A baroque music festival isn't the first place you'd go to check the pulse of new music. Where baroque traditions are concerned, the 18th Century is generally as advanced as things get. But capping Sunday night's opening concert of the 13th annual Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar is that rarity: the world premiere of a freshly inked, baroque-oriented composition. There, culminating an evening of Bach, Couperin, and Handel at St.
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November 2, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Linn, a versatile and prolific classical composer who helped elevate the USC's venerable Thornton School of Music to international prominence, has died. He was 74. Linn died Thursday at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, his son Steve said Monday. "Though he contributed profound utterances to the [school's] repertoire," Thornton's dean, Larry J. Livingston, said of Linn, "his music and manner were graced by a complete absence of pretense."
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March 28, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new work by composer Robert Linn will highlight the 17th annual Baroque Music Festival of Corona del Mar, to be held June 8-15 at two locations--St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and the Sherman Library and Gardens. The work, commissioned by the festival, will be a cantata for four vocalists and orchestra set to excerpts from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The premiere will take place June 11 at the Sherman Library. It is the second work the festival has commissioned from Linn.
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August 25, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert P. Linn, 95, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records nine years ago as the nation's longest-serving mayor, died Saturday at his home in Beaver, Pa., of natural causes. In his 15th term at the time of his death, Linn took office Jan. 2, 1946, when the head of Beaver town government was called a burgess rather than mayor. Born in Burgettstown, Pa., Linn moved to Beaver, 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, as a 10-year-old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1995
Los Angeles Unified School District administrators are considering the fate of a third-grade teacher who pleaded guilty to battering students at a Wilshire District school. Robert Linn McEwen, 50, was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days on a Caltrans work crew, fined $1,450 and ordered to undergo a year of anger-control counseling, said Mike Qualls, spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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March 30, 1998 | CHRIS PASLES
A new work by composer Tania Gabrielle French will be presented during the 18th annual summer Baroque Music Festival of Corona del Mar, to be held June 21-28 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and the Sherman Library and Gardens. The work, commissioned by the festival, will be a setting for tenor, violin and piano of the 17th-century poem "To the Nightingale" by Anne Finch, countess of Winchilsea. The premiere, sung by Mark Goodrich, will be June 22 at 8 p.m. at the church.
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October 12, 1996 | DANIEL CARIAGA
One expects engaging provocation, not merely pleasantries at a Southwest Chamber Music Society concert, but pleasantries occupied the organization's 1996-97 mainstage series opening this week. The program of music by Dvorak, Robert Linn and Mozart was given Thursday at the Museum of Tolerance and will be repeated tonight in Pasadena.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new work by composer Robert Linn will highlight the 17th annual Baroque Music Festival of Corona del Mar, to be held June 8-15 at two locations--St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and the Sherman Library and Gardens. The work, commissioned by the festival, will be a cantata for four vocalists and orchestra set to excerpts from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The premiere will take place June 11 at the Sherman Library. It is the second work the festival has commissioned from Linn.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1993 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A baroque music festival isn't the first place you'd go to check the pulse of new music. Where baroque traditions are concerned, the 18th Century is generally as advanced as things get. But capping Sunday night's opening concert of the 13th annual Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar is that rarity: the world premiere of a freshly inked, baroque-oriented composition. There, culminating an evening of Bach, Couperin, and Handel at St.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN
The 18th annual edition of the estimable Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar opened Sunday at St. Michael and All Angels Church with an attractive concerto program. Founder-conductor Burton Karson rounded up the usual suspects, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi . . . and Robert Linn? Linn, long a stalwart of the USC music department, wrote a four-movement Concerto Grosso for the 1993 festival, which Karson revived in tribute to the late Donald Leake, the oboist and surgeon who had commissioned the piece.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 1998 | JOHN HENKEN
As musical motivations go, mere geniality isn't substantial enough to be even its own reward. Touched with genius, though, or at least some striking ideas about sound and texture, it can make a summer evening glow, as Southwest Chamber Music demonstrated outdoors Friday at the Huntington Library with a concert that included the world premiere of Robert Linn's Suite for Oboe and Strings. Genius came at the end of the overlong agenda, as Mozart's Oboe Quartet, K.
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