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September 23, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
At the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, a season-long survey of "Artists in Exile: From Nazi Germany to America" will get under way Oct. 17 with the opening of the exhibit, "From the Old World to the New World: Schoenberg's Emigration to America." Concerts, lectures and seminars are part of the survey, continuing through June on the USC campus, home of the institute.
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June 25, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Leonard Stein, who as a pianist and authority on the works of Arnold Schoenberg became one of the preeminent figures in Los Angeles' musical life, has died. He was 87. Stein, director of the Schoenberg Institute at USC from its inception in 1975 to 1991, died Wednesday of natural causes at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
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November 16, 1990 | GREGG WAGER
With a refreshingly intelligent program of four challenging works, the ensemble Boston Musica Viva prevailed in an evening of chamber music Wednesday at the Schoenberg Institute at USC. The 21-year-old septet, conducted by founder Richard Pittman and made up of musicians mostly with ties to the New England Conservatory, demonstrates a remarkable togetherness along with an honest, unpretentious approach.
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November 18, 2001 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a regular contributor to Calendar
In 1992, new-music diva Joan La Barbara asked Leonard Stein to accompany her in some music by Eric Satie and John Cage. They gave the program that summer at the Ravinia Festival outside Chicago, and then met Cage and percussionist William Winant for a historic performance in New York. It was Cage's last concert appearance before the legendary avant-gardist died. The performance featured the premiere of "Four{+6}," with parts specially created for each performer.
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February 1, 1987 | MARC SHULGOLD
In its first 10 years, the Arnold Schoenberg Institute on the USC campus has garnered a good deal of attention from the international music community but, says Leonard Stein resignedly, the facility remains something of a secret to most Los Angeles concert-goers. Stein, 70-year-old founding director of the institute, notes proudly that performers and scholars from around the world regularly gather at the boldly shaped structure.
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December 31, 1996 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
No matter the emphatic partying or quantities of champagne consumed, year's end is invariably a time of reflection and sadness. One remembers what no longer is, and those losses seem to matter more than the year's gains or triumphs. So the fact that the announcement came last week that the heirs of Arnold Schoenberg, the great composer, were packing up their late father's manuscripts and shipping them off to Vienna hit particularly hard.
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September 19, 1995 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that both sides claim as a victory, the University of Southern California was ordered Monday to comply with some counts of a preliminary injunction filed by the heirs of composer Arnold Schoenberg. The Schoenberg family has been seeking to maintain control of how the university uses both its Schoenberg Institute building as well as the collection of donated Schoenberg manuscripts and memorabilia the building houses.
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November 18, 2001 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a regular contributor to Calendar
In 1992, new-music diva Joan La Barbara asked Leonard Stein to accompany her in some music by Eric Satie and John Cage. They gave the program that summer at the Ravinia Festival outside Chicago, and then met Cage and percussionist William Winant for a historic performance in New York. It was Cage's last concert appearance before the legendary avant-gardist died. The performance featured the premiere of "Four{+6}," with parts specially created for each performer.
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November 6, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
The tribal world of contemporary music has often been splintered by stylistic factionalism and personality cults. The Schoenberg Institute, however, has a project that is bringing together diverse composers, and now-- mirabile dictu-- is sharing the fruits of that project with Monday Evening Concerts at the County Museum of Art.
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May 12, 1996 | Daniel Cariaga, Daniel Cariaga is The Times' music writer
Leonard Stein--trim, fast-moving, white-haired at 79--is nothing if not formidable. As a young pianist back in the '30s, he was composer Arnold Schoenberg's right-hand man, and he went on to become the founding director of the Schoenberg Institute at USC, as well as a living repository of all things Schoenbergian. For six decades, he taught upcoming generations of musicians at nine local colleges and universities, including UCLA, UC San Diego and CalArts, in addition to USC.
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December 31, 1996 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
No matter the emphatic partying or quantities of champagne consumed, year's end is invariably a time of reflection and sadness. One remembers what no longer is, and those losses seem to matter more than the year's gains or triumphs. So the fact that the announcement came last week that the heirs of Arnold Schoenberg, the great composer, were packing up their late father's manuscripts and shipping them off to Vienna hit particularly hard.
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May 12, 1996 | Daniel Cariaga, Daniel Cariaga is The Times' music writer
Leonard Stein--trim, fast-moving, white-haired at 79--is nothing if not formidable. As a young pianist back in the '30s, he was composer Arnold Schoenberg's right-hand man, and he went on to become the founding director of the Schoenberg Institute at USC, as well as a living repository of all things Schoenbergian. For six decades, he taught upcoming generations of musicians at nine local colleges and universities, including UCLA, UC San Diego and CalArts, in addition to USC.
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September 19, 1995 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that both sides claim as a victory, the University of Southern California was ordered Monday to comply with some counts of a preliminary injunction filed by the heirs of composer Arnold Schoenberg. The Schoenberg family has been seeking to maintain control of how the university uses both its Schoenberg Institute building as well as the collection of donated Schoenberg manuscripts and memorabilia the building houses.
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May 2, 1995 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of composer Arnold Schoenberg plans to pull the world-renowned collection of his scores, artifacts and papers from its home at USC, bitterly ending a feud between the school and the heirs of the towering figure of 20th-Century arts. "Were the collection to leave there, it would deal a real blow to the cultural life of Southern California and the university," said Walter Frisch, a Schoenberg scholar and chairman of Columbia University's music department.
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September 23, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
At the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, a season-long survey of "Artists in Exile: From Nazi Germany to America" will get under way Oct. 17 with the opening of the exhibit, "From the Old World to the New World: Schoenberg's Emigration to America." Concerts, lectures and seminars are part of the survey, continuing through June on the USC campus, home of the institute.
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March 27, 1990 | JOHN HENKEN
Schoenberg's late-Romantic and Expressionist songs finally seem to be winning an ever-wider circle of performances. Phyllis Bryn-Julson surveyed the repertory Sunday afternoon at the Schoenberg Institute in a stunning joint recital with pianist Ursula Oppens, which they also recorded last week.
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