music + life
Making House Calls
A top clarinet repairman has no home office.
Style and Substance
Crossing over without watering down.
Hollywood Mixing Bowl
New faces, new ideas, and a new concert hall intermingle in the Los Angeles classical music scene.
A Musical Boarding
At Saint Thomas Choir School, a particular kind of education.
Searching for Samuel Barber
The American master has temporarily disapeared.
Love letters to Venice from Curt Cacioppo; Christine Brewer tears into Strauss; Thomas Fey conducts Salieri; Javier Perianes offers keyboard sonatas of de Nebra; Günter Wand makes a case for his Brahms; as does Anne-Sophie Mutter; Peter Serkin and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson deliver Peter Lieberson; Neeme Järvi suggests Johan Halvorsen; Gershwin by Grofè; and Frèdèric Meinders plays his own transcriptions.
On the Road
The Real Life
A ceremony in a distant land recalls a more distant home.