Essays: 2014

Tchaikovsky gets a festival. Feb. 12.

High drama at San Diego Opera. April 3.

To Bowl with Beethoven. July 7.

Merit of ‘Mozart effect’ is beside the point. July 10.

How to enjoy classical music. Aug. 7.

10 classics for kids. Sept. 5.

Classical music: Smaller seasons fill up teeming landscape. Sept. 26.

The composer (Virgil Thomson) is a critic. Oct. 17, 2014.

A cornucopia of concertos to explore. Dec. 6.

‘It Happened One Night’


Another in an occasional series …

Review: Oh yeah, ‘It Happened One Night.’ Orange County Register, Dec. 19, 2014.

Paganini: Caprice No. 14

The piece is not as easy as it may sound; the performance, by David Oistrakh, is graceful.

Canadian Brass

Review: Canadian Brass matches polish with personality. Orange County Register, Dec. 17, 2014.

Nathan Milstein: ‘Paganiniana’

The violinist is Milstein himself.

Rachmaninoff redux

Review: Pacific Symphony takes care of the familiar. Orange County Register, Dec. 12, 2014.

Novacek: ‘Perpetuum Mobile’

The violinist is Nathan Milstein.

Segerstroms give $2 million to OCSA

For Segerstrom family, it’s a season for giving … millions. Orange County Register, Dec. 9, 2014.

Concerto thoughts

Trombonist Christian Lindberg is shown. Photo: Mats Bäcker

Critic’s notebook: A cornucopia of concertos to explore. Orange County Register, Dec. 6, 2014.

photo: Mats Bäcker

‘Forbidden Hollywood,’ vol. 8

Review: ‘Forbidden Hollywood’ unearths Pre-Code films. Orange County Register, Dec. 6, 2014


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