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
Riccardo Muti
January 31, 2012

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

More "The Bold and Muti-ful Marriage at the Chicago Symphony" »
January 27, 2012

Arts organizations serving their broad constituencies need to fight for — and celebrate — victories in government funding.

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Michael Slattery: Dowland in Dublin
January 23, 2012
Choral, Free MP3

Kids & Families Feature
Mozart Effect
January 18, 2012

Listening to Mozart won’t make you smarter. Music training, though, appears to enhance language skills, according to recently reported studies.

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News Report
Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally
January 17, 2012

Composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Terrence McNally team up to create Great Scott, an opera referencing bel canto works of yore, which The Dallas Opera will premiere three seasons hence.

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News Report
David Gockley
January 17, 2012

The San Francisco Opera is in a better position financially than previously reported, and the lineup for the upcoming season is impressive.

More "S.F. Opera: Cautious Optimism" »
Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers
January 17, 2012
Orchestra, Free MP3