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  • Eifman Ballet brings ‘Rodin’ to L.A.

    By Avishay Artsy

    June 10, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    Great artists have their muses: Dante’s Beatrice, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Zelda and Salvador Dalí’s Gala, for example. Such relationships tend to be fraught and tempestuous. But few artist-muse couples reached the dramatic pitch of Auguste Rodin and the much younger Camille Claudel,...

  • How Jews helped build L.A.’s Music Center

    January 7, 2015 | 3:50 pm

    At the opening night of the Los Angeles Music Center 50 years ago last month, though their names were not listed among the headliners — notably Ludwig von Beethoven and Richard Strauss — members of L.A.’s Jewish community were clearly part of the program. That evening, poised to...

  • Le Salon de Musiques: Chamber music at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    By Rick Schultz

    September 18, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    Mikhail Gnesin and Leo Smit — ever hear of them? Most of us probably haven’t, and that’s one of the intriguing aspects of Le Salon de Musiques, an intimate downtown chamber music series founded by the French-born pianist Francois Chouchan in 2010. 

    The monthly series, which...

  • A new ‘Magic’ for Mozart’s opera

    By Rick Schultz

    November 20, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    Opera director Barrie Kosky didn’t like Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” when he first saw it at age 10. Mozart’s Singspiel — a genre of opera characterized by spoken dialogue, along with singing — was a big hit in 1791, and the composer himself goofed around on stage during some of the...

  • ‘Cloth Peddler’ comes to U.S.

    By Rob Eshman

    September 12, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    On Sept. 7, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion downtown, the curtain went up on the Muslim world’s first operetta, “The Cloth Peddler” (“Arshin Mal Alan”) a comic work by Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov.

    The event actually marked at least two firsts. It was the first full...