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August 8, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
The world of the art song is one of quirky contradiction, an intimate empire of sound and word. Saturday evening, its capital could well have been Santa Barbara. A variegated audience of students, Montecito gentry and other interested parties crowded Lehmann Hall at the Music Academy of the West for a program celebrating three generations of art-song performance.
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June 1, 2007 | David Ng, Special to The Times
For composer Thomas Pasatieri, "allegro" -- an indication for a fast, lively tempo -- isn't just a musical term. It's a way of life. In a two-decade career in Hollywood, Pasatieri has racked up more than 100 movie credits orchestrating other composers' scores -- including, most recently, those of "The Good German" and "Little Children." At his busiest, he says, he was working on as many as 10 films a year. But that's hardly the whole story.
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May 29, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA
When opera composer Thomas Pasatieri moved to California in late 1983 to work in films and television, his New York friends warned him, he says, "that my creative juices would dry up--since there was no culture out here." Four and a half years later, Pasatieri--the writer of no fewer than 17 published operas, all of which have been produced, some many times over--laughs at his friends' naivete. "First of all, it's not true. There is plenty of music, as well as everything else, here.
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August 8, 1988 | JOHN HENKEN
The world of the art song is one of quirky contradiction, an intimate empire of sound and word. Saturday evening, its capital could well have been Santa Barbara. A variegated audience of students, Montecito gentry and other interested parties crowded Lehmann Hall at the Music Academy of the West for a program celebrating three generations of art-song performance.
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June 1, 2007 | David Ng, Special to The Times
For composer Thomas Pasatieri, "allegro" -- an indication for a fast, lively tempo -- isn't just a musical term. It's a way of life. In a two-decade career in Hollywood, Pasatieri has racked up more than 100 movie credits orchestrating other composers' scores -- including, most recently, those of "The Good German" and "Little Children." At his busiest, he says, he was working on as many as 10 films a year. But that's hardly the whole story.
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April 11, 1995 | JOSEF WOODARD
Make no mistake: The urge to bask in the intimacy of chamber music will prevail, for musicians and listeners alike. Such a truism helps account for the ongoing success of the Bach Camerata, founded five years ago by the fine flutist, Adrian Spence. Though based in Santa Barbara, Spence enlists polished musicians from down south, and, this spring, presented concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Thousand Oaks.
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October 18, 1991 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
It could have been a major event, a perfect opportunity to delve deeply (finally) into Mexico's contemporary music repertory.
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December 9, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
Maurice Allard and the Master Chorale of Orange County offered one of those something-for-everybody concerts that couldn't fully satisfy anybody Sunday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Allard's "Glory of Christmas" program ran the gamut from straight classics and warmed-over Romanticism to a Perry Como variety show type of act, audience sing-alongs and a perfunctory "Hallelujah" Chorus.
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November 21, 1989 | KENNETH HERMAN
Each year, as an embellishment to its regular opera season, San Diego Opera offers a handful of solo recitals. Unlike opera productions, these programs represent more of a gamble for the music patron because they rely on the talent of a single performer. On a lucky night in February, 1988, for example, local opera buffs were rewarded with the sophisticated, polished artistry of Swedish baritone Hakan Hagegard.
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November 24, 1986 | JOHN VOLAND
There are times--thankfully few--when one wonders exactly where the boundaries between opera, operetta and musical comedy lie, and how one crosses them without getting mud on one's shoes. A brace of blithely inconsequential works--a pair of one-act "operas"--were put on by the UCLA Opera Workshop over the weekend, adding new impetus to the search for a reckonable boundary.
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May 29, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA
When opera composer Thomas Pasatieri moved to California in late 1983 to work in films and television, his New York friends warned him, he says, "that my creative juices would dry up--since there was no culture out here." Four and a half years later, Pasatieri--the writer of no fewer than 17 published operas, all of which have been produced, some many times over--laughs at his friends' naivete. "First of all, it's not true. There is plenty of music, as well as everything else, here.
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December 5, 1986 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Some composers make a fetish of writing only small amounts of music: "I'm not prolific," they'll say--as if producing many works would taint their reputation. Not Thomas Pasatieri, who, at 41, has written 17 operas--and seen most of them produced--and has created, by his own count, more than 500 songs, plus chamber music, piano pieces and orchestral works.
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November 30, 2006 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Anne Howard Bailey, a writer who won Emmy Awards for the opera "The Trial of Mary Lincoln" and the soap opera "Santa Barbara," has died. She was 82. Bailey, who lived in the Hollywood Hills nearly 20 years, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, said her friend, Dr. Aidan O'Brien. "She had a great lyric sense and a great sense of drama," said Thomas Pasatieri, a composer who collaborated with Bailey on "Mary Lincoln," which aired on PBS in 1972.
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