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.


Playlist
June 26, 2018

Need a mood lift? Here's a look at a little genre that produced some of classical music's biggest hits.

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Feature Article
June 26, 2018

The brass section gets a workout in Wagner's magnum opus, striking both joy and terror in the hearts of the players.

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Feature Article
June 22, 2018

Seasoned pros and upcoming tyros offer some of the best jazz tickets in the Bay Area this summer.

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Photo Essay
June 19, 2018

S.F. Opera builds a Wagnerian dragon for the 21st century.

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Feature Article
June 19, 2018

Keeping up with these quartets isn't easy, because, as new recordings show, they are always doing something new.

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Feature Article
June 11, 2018

This spectacle of the season will be even more spectacular.

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Feature Article
June 5, 2018

When polio struck the aspiring pianist, she had to retrain her body how to engage with her instrument and make music in new ways.

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Feature Article
May 30, 2018

Your cheat sheet to more than 30 different music festivals across California and the West Coast.

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Feature Article
May 22, 2018

Can a "flat" organization prevent the abuse endemic in hierarchies? Are humane values worth some inefficiency?

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Feature Article
May 16, 2018

The influential critic and musical polymath is ailing in Modesto. A celebration of his legacy will raise funds to bring him home to Oakland.

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