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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Photo by woodleywonderworks
May 15, 2012

So you’ve been convinced to make the big switch, and now you want to become a downloading Jedi and Master of the Vinyl. Here are some quick audiophile tips to start you off.

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Classical Music Downloads
May 15, 2012

Goodbye CDs, hello high-resolution downloads and — surprise! — vinyl LPs. Here’s the why and the how of it.

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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

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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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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.

More "Belief Suspended: Listening to the Golden Gate" »