Officials in France returned three paintings that were confiscated by Nazi forces during World War II to the descendants of the paintings’ rightful owners at a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday.
An appreciation: Los Angeles owes much to the late Gerard Mortier, who revolutionized the Salzburg Festival and helped give Esa-Pekka Salonen and the L.A. Philharmonic an international stage.
Gerard Mortier, who died of cancer on Saturday at age 70, is being widely eulogized for the incalculable role he played in the opera world in the years he headed opera companies in Brussels, Paris and Madrid. Most notably he revolutionized the Salzburg Festival.
Gérard Mortier, the colorfully cosmopolitan opera impresario from Belgium whose taste for edgy, risk-taking productions earned him admiration around the world, has died. He was 70.
John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1, written in the 1980s in response to the AIDS epidemic, is little played these days. Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles Philharmonic show the work’s power.
John Corigliano wrote his Symphony No. 1 in 1988 on a grand scale for an extravagant-sized orchestra. It is a multi-colored score containing a patchwork quilt of immense emotions.
He isn’t completely deaf. He didn’t really compose his own music. And now he’s sorry for lying about it.
David Toren’s U.S. suit against German and Bavarian authorities aims to recover a Max Liebermann work seized from among a stash of suspected Nazi-looted art.
Dismayed at how German authorities have handled a ballyhooed seizure of suspected Nazi-looted art, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor from New York City is suing them for the return of a painting he says was stolen in the late 1930s from his great uncle in Germany.
So why do people still buy a Dyson model? Well when there is that kind of price difference, many people still believe there is a clear difference in performance. After all, they reason how can anyone justify all that extra cost if the performance is the same?
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Lorin Maazel, a late replacement for an ailing Daniele Gatti, pulls out a few amazing magic tricks with Schubert’s Eighth Symphony and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.
Italian conductor Daniele Gatti, about whom there has been much interest of late, may have been forced to cancel his appearance with the Vienna Philharmonic at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Monday night due to an inflamed tendon, but he was replaced by an even bigger name, Lorin Maazel. The program of Schubert and Mahler symphonies remained the same.
The most devastating scene in “12 Years a Slave” – a movie filled to the brim with devastating scenes, and one that rightly won the Best Picture Oscar at Sunday night’s Academy Awards – comes near the end. It speaks of director Steve McQueen’s background as a gifted video artist. (He won the Tate Museum’s Turner Prize in 1999, chiefly for his video installation, “Drumroll”).