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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Jeffrey Thomas directs the American Bach Soloists and Chorus
February 17, 2012

For years, Bach muddied the waters of the “authentic” version of his St. Matthew Passion, but now American Bach Soloists will clarify certain things.

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Little Red
February 14, 2012

Do dogs dig Debussy? Some preliminary research has resulted in a line of recordings that is fast becoming the latest must-have pooch product.

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Alison Balsom: Seraph
February 13, 2012
New Music, Trumpet, Free MP3

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REDCAT
February 7, 2012

Los Angeles Philharmonic regulars and visitors might be unaware of it, but the best of L.A.’s adventurous contemporary arts scene is happening right beneath their feet.

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Riccardo Muti
January 31, 2012

Faced with the retirement of one famous conductor, the Chicago Symphony went courting and landed its man.

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