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
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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Feature Article
Jessica Rivera
April 17, 2012

The inside story of bringing a major piece from idea to completion. Composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s star continues to rise as she prepares a major commission from the S.F. Girls Chorus and the Berkeley Symphony.

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Christina Pluhar : Los Pájaros Perdidos
April 16, 2012
World Music, Free MP3

Feature Article
Franz Welser-Möst
April 10, 2012

The Cleveland Orchestra is capitalizing on its vaunted reputation with new initiatives, a controversial music director, and greater outreach.

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