Music Articles

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.


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January 12, 2021

From aiding recovery from injury to coping with chronic illness and easing the transition from life to death, music has powers to soothe the mind and the body.

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January 5, 2021

Top players weigh in on what’s driving new-music’s fascination with percussion ensembles.

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January 5, 2021

Meet Gunhild Carling, who’s world famous everywhere but at home. See her livestream on Jan. 7 from Piedmont Piano.

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December 19, 2020

Flipping through the unused pages of the Great American Songbook, a duo mines gold.

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December 15, 2020

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

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December 15, 2020

Offered without critique, a smorgasbord of recorded music released this year.

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December 9, 2020

The San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra unveil the next generation of online programming.

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December 8, 2020

Front-line journalist Ian Urbina engages musicians to help tell the story of a critical global problem.

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December 1, 2020

Ambitious plans to make the conservatory fully equipped for remote collaboration get the intense focus only a pandemic could provide.

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December 1, 2020

Let these virtual concerts send you to your happy place until we can all look on 2020 in hindsight.

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