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October 26, 1997 | Mark Swed, Mark Swed is The Times' music critic
Discrimination against female composers, it would seem, has all but come to an end. One of early music's biggest hitmakers is Hildegard Von Bingen, medieval mistress of chant, a cult heroine despite the fact that 1998 marks her 900th birthday. Meanwhile, works by women such as Julia Wolfe, Kaija Saariaho and Lois V Vierk are actively sought by orchestras, opera companies, chamber ensembles and soloists everywhere.
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August 11, 2009 | Joe Holley, Holley writes for the Washington Post.
Mike Seeger, a folk musician, music historian and collector of traditional music who was a major influence on the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday of multiple myeloma at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75. The younger half brother of folk musician Pete Seeger and part of a renowned musical family, Seeger dedicated his life to documenting, teaching and keeping alive traditional music of the American South. The interwoven strands of Anglo American ballads from the Appalachian hills and hollers, the blues laments of black people in the rural South and the gospel sounds of both black and white churches made up what he called the "true vine" of American music.
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August 11, 2009 | Joe Holley, Holley writes for the Washington Post.
Mike Seeger, a folk musician, music historian and collector of traditional music who was a major influence on the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday of multiple myeloma at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75. The younger half brother of folk musician Pete Seeger and part of a renowned musical family, Seeger dedicated his life to documenting, teaching and keeping alive traditional music of the American South. The interwoven strands of Anglo American ballads from the Appalachian hills and hollers, the blues laments of black people in the rural South and the gospel sounds of both black and white churches made up what he called the "true vine" of American music.
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October 26, 1997 | Mark Swed, Mark Swed is The Times' music critic
Discrimination against female composers, it would seem, has all but come to an end. One of early music's biggest hitmakers is Hildegard Von Bingen, medieval mistress of chant, a cult heroine despite the fact that 1998 marks her 900th birthday. Meanwhile, works by women such as Julia Wolfe, Kaija Saariaho and Lois V Vierk are actively sought by orchestras, opera companies, chamber ensembles and soloists everywhere.
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October 20, 1992
American pianist Alan Feinberg will give two "Discover America" recitals at the County Museum of Art this fall. Nov. 16, Feinberg plays a Monday Evening Concert in Leo S. Bing Theater at the Museum, this event titled "The American Innovator."
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August 9, 1999 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Like its peer organizations, Southwest Chamber Music specializes in variety, presenting over its winter and summer seasons a wide swath of differing chamber expressions. Friday and Saturday, at the semi-outdoors loggia at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Southwest offered a vocal recital by its distinguished member, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, who was assisted by pianist Gayle Blankenburg in a joyous program--music by Elliott Carter, Robert Schumann, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Amy Beach.
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January 15, 1998 | JOSEF WOODARD
For his part in this season's admirable Piano Spheres recital series, Mark Robson thought small, in a generous way. His fascinating program, Tuesday night at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church, included no fewer than two dozen pieces, all from this century, often from obscure sources, and played with obvious love and dedication.
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October 8, 1993 | HERBERT GLASS
Restraint governed both repertory and presentation of "The American Bel Canto," a program given on Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Alan Feinberg, opening a new season of Bing Concerts at the Museum.
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February 1, 1990 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
It was a night of uncommon pleasures, the latest Monday Evening Concert. Britain's Arditti Quartet gave performances of contemporary music--in Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art--that shouldn't be soon forgotten. A source of constant pleasure throughout the evening was the Arditti's impeccable virtuosity. To hear this quartet play contemporary music is to know that most other such performances are mere approximations. The program was as impressive as the playing.
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May 2, 1995 | HERBERT GLASS
The Lafayette Quartet, young in years but rich in understanding, provided an impressive finale on Sunday afternoon to the first season of concerts in the attractive, music-friendly surroundings of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library on West Adams Boulevard. Their program, beginning with a delectably bumptious, sharply inflected reading of Joseph Haydn's learnedly witty Quartet in D, Opus 20, No.
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February 21, 1987 | JOHN HENKEN
Thursday, the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Society honored one of its own--Frieda Belinfante--with a piano recital by Seth Kimmelman at Laguna Beach High School Auditorium. Long active in Orange County as cellist, conductor and teacher, Belinfante is now a member of the board of directors of the society, through which she engaged Kimmelman. The Boston-based pianist scheduled music by several women composers, which he introduced with relevant commentary.
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November 29, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. This year's crop of holiday music releases demonstrates anew that the only rule of success in this specialized genre is that there are no rules. Who'd have predicted that the standouts in a year of big name entries would include R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, the erstwhile king of British pub rock (Nick Lowe) and an Indian classical music virtuoso (James Whetzel)? Here is Calendar's annual assessment of the highs and lows of seasonal music collections for 2013.
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