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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Wile E Coyote
June 18, 2012

Many composers have a flair for dying in unusual and creative ways, which only adds to their mythic status. Here are some of the best musical tales from the crypt.

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Festival Del Sole
June 15, 2012

SFCV critic Janos Gereben picks 10 events for the summer, just as summer festivals are springing up and other seasons are in full bloom. 

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June 12, 2012
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Lincoln Theater
June 12, 2012

It’s a tale for our times, though not an uplifting one. In the end, no one would or could do what was necessary to save a local professional orchestra.

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Free MP3 London Philharmonic Orchestra: Dvořák: Stabat Mater
June 11, 2012
LPO Dvorak Stabat Mater, Free MP3

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Nixon in China
June 5, 2012

John Adams’ opera has outlasted its critics and finally makes it to San Francisco, thanks to its original commissioner, David Gockley.

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Behzod Abduraimov: Prokofiev Sonata No 6, Liszt and Saint Saens
June 4, 2012
Piano, Free MP3