Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.
Richard Wagner established German repertory of the world, creating a radical new way to tell stories in music. Learn more about one of the most inventive composers for orchestra on his 200th birthday.More "Composer of the Week: Richard Wagner" »
Small opera companies like Berkeley’s West Edge Opera, Walnut Creek’s Festival Opera, and Palo Alto’s West Bay Opera are finding ways to stay in business and to thrive artistically.More "Survival Economics: Small Opera Companies Drive Change" »
In a scene that will be repeated on a larger scale in San Francisco in October, the first of Lisa Bielawa’s "Airport Broadcasts" recently took place in Berlin. The participatory event united more than 200 instrumentalists of all kinds.More "Berlin Diary: Community Music-Making on a Huge Scale" »
We had so many possibilities for last week’s three-minute mixtape, we had to create another playlist featuring classical music’s most famous dance tunes, all under three minutes (with one minor exception).More "Three-Minute Mixtape, The Sequel: Dance Party" »