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.

Feature Article
Alan Gilbert
May 8, 2012

The New York Philharmonic plays more resplendently than ever. But is that enough to guarantee relevance? Longtime critic John Rockwell asks some tough questions.

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Sørensen & Ockeghem: Requiem
April 30, 2012
Choral, Free MP3

Feature Article
iPad Classical Musi
April 30, 2012

Composers are finding mobile devices and clever apps all the rage, and a lot of fun, though they’re only in their infancy.

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Feature Article
golden gate bridge
April 26, 2012

Rob Kapilow’s new piece for the Marin Symphony contemplates the Golden Gate Bridge, sound by sound, note by note.

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Joyce DiDonato : Dead Man Walking
April 23, 2012
Opera, Free MP3

Feature Article
Applause and Classical Music
April 21, 2012

A Stanford conference on classical music’s recorded legacy suggests possibilities for the future.

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