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 27, 2019

A world premiere, a role debut for Plácido Domingo, and a little bit of Hollywood.

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January 25, 2019

Russian violinist Philippe Quint revives the music of Charlie Chaplin.

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January 22, 2019

A lush, three-disc set from Resonance Records taps deep into the Eric Dolphy legacy.

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January 22, 2019

Some repertory staples get a makeover and fresh casting, while The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs gets its local premiere.

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January 8, 2019

Recordings of new music rooted in tradition that still is uncompromisingly contemporary — and sometimes unsettling.

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January 2, 2019

Photographer Veryl Oakland’s images capture jazz greats in beautiful moments both ecstatic and contemplative.

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January 2, 2019

Ready for 2019’s full house of Bay Area jazz? Here are five January events to get you going.

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December 26, 2018

As our world grows more interconnected, folk and classical traditions continuously mix it up.

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December 17, 2018

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

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December 8, 2018

Crackerjack ensembles provide terrific live music for Cirque du Soleil and Circus Bella — both in town now.

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