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21880   Isaac Stern: A Life in Music  
David Hurwitz
A legendary violinist, savior of Carnegie Hall, and mentor to two generations of violinists, Stern turned seventy-five this year. Sony Classical is releasing a huge set of ... Issue Date: 12 / 1995

13904   Bobby McFerrin's Multimusical Mission  
Tom Pniewski
McFerrin spans the musical spectrum, from spectacular four- octave vocal improvisations to conducting symphony orchestras- -and he''s bringing it all to the public ... Issue Date: 10 / 1995

12839   Master of Musicals: McGlinn Champions American Classics  
John C. Tibbetts
"It was an extraordinary work and a colossal disaster," pronounces conductor John McGlinn somewhat cryptically, plumping himself down in an easy chair. He brandishes a sheaf of ... Issue Date: 4 / 1995

13543   San Francisco Opera's Strategy for Success  
Melvyn Krauss
No clone of the elephantine Metropolitan, the San Francisco Opera has carved a niche for itself by offering stars new roles and mounting splendid productions of unusual ... Issue Date: 3 / 1995

12670   Anonymous No More: Anonymous 4 Hits the Big Time  
Tom Pniewski
A quartet of women singing medieval music has risen from obscurity to the top of the recording charts, attracting leagues of New Agers and popular music fans as well as ... Issue Date: 12 / 1994

12228   Argento's Nightmare: The Reinvention of Valentino  
Susan Fegley Osmond
In the past, composers found their operatic subjects in heroes of ancient myth or in riveting plays and novels. But the last few years have seen a curious development: Modern-day ... Issue Date: 5 / 1994

11801   Opera Redux: The Old Face of New American Opera  
Philip Kennicott
October was a remarkable month for opera in New York. In the space of a few weeks, five new--or almost new--American operas were presented at the New York City Opera and the ... Issue Date: 1 / 1994

11110   Chamber Diplomacy: A Musical Ensemble Contributes to Peace  
Tom Pniewski
It all began twenty-two years ago with some dilapidated New Hampshire farm buildings, a few cabins, and a handful of musicians who didn''t want to compete in the traditional arts ... Issue Date: 10 / 1993

10151   Beethoven a la Brendel  
Theodore W. Libbey, Jr.
Whereas others see in Beethoven a titan tormented by deafness and loneliness, Alfred Brendel sees a magnificent inventor whose resourcefulness and humor equal his ... Issue Date: 8 / 1993

21929   Seattle Opera: A Glass Pelleas  
Melinda Bargreen
In the shadow of the Space Needle, that thirty-year-old symbol of the Seattle skyline lies an opera company that has made its reputation by treading unknown territory. It was ... Issue Date: 6 / 1993

10887   Zwilich's Way: A New Symphony  
Philip Kennicott
Ten years ago composer Ellen Taafe Zwilich won a Pulitzer Prize for her Symphony No. 1, becoming the first woman to win the coveted honor for a musical composition. This ... Issue Date: 5 / 1993

10071   Leon Fleisher: A Phoenix Rises  
Tom Pniewski
Celebrating his fiftieth anniversary as a concert artist, Fleisher--who lost the use of his right hand twenty-eight years ago--is recording every work in the remarkable ... Issue Date: 4 / 1993

10469   Through a Glass Darkly  
Philip Kennicott
A century ago, when the industrial world was first beginning to mark self-congratulatory holidays like the quadricentennial of Columbus'' first New World voyage, at least two ... Issue Date: 1 / 1993

20527   Midori: White Lightning  
Susan Fegley Osmond
She walks onstage, a diminutive figure before the orchestra, as solitary, vulnerable, and fragile as a tender shoot in winter snows. The orchestra begins to play, and the girlish ... Issue Date: 11 / 1992

19941   Masur Ushers in a New Era  
Theodore W. Libbey, Jr.
Fresh from Leipzig, Kurt Masur culminates his first year at the helm of the New York Philharmonic with a powerful call for reconciliation and world peace--Britten''s War ... Issue Date: 8 / 1992

20231   Opera Under the Stars  
Lawrence O'Toole
There are few places to hear music as unlikely (yet as salutary) as Santa Fe. A short drive out of the city stands the Santa Fe Opera in the voluptuously fresh air and, at night, ... Issue Date: 7 / 1992

20451   Lou Harrison, California Eclectic  
Richard Kostelanetz
In the driveway of Low Harrison''s compound, just east of Santa Cruz, is a geriatric Mercedes who California license plate reads COMPOSR1. This might seem immodest, were he not ... Issue Date: 5 / 1992

20452   Yo-Bob Fusion  
Michael Marshall
Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin have much in common: a deep love of music, a sense of musical adventure, and fourteen Grammy awards between them. But, while Ma has won his awards for ... Issue Date: 5 / 1992

20379   Real Opera  
Lawrence O'Toole
The Ghosts of Versailles, the John Corigliano/William Hoffman opera that had its world premiere on December 19 at the Metropolitan Opera, is as close as music-drama ever gets to ... Issue Date: 3 / 1992

20154   Tabloid Opera  
Lawrence O'Toole
The Death of Klinghoffer is a triumph of publicity. Few, if any, modern operas have entered into the world of the arts with as much fanfare as this one, from its premiere in ... Issue Date: 1 / 1992

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