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
John Holiday
October 22, 2014

Looking for the next David Daniels, a countertenor who can make a strong dramatic impression in leading Handel roles? He may have been discovered at this summer’s Operalia Competition.

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News Report
Bay Lights, a giant installation on San Francisco's Bay Bridge by Leo Villareal
October 21, 2014

San Francisco supervisor candidates addressed arts-related questions at the Arts Town Hall on Monday, but without specific plans to offer.

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Feature Article
Richard Goode
October 19, 2014

How score study and even physical contact with music scores helped Richard Goode enjoy performing more.

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News Report
Sony walkman
October 19, 2014

The Walkman is back. It’s now accepting pre-orders on its own lightweight, 64 GB, Hi-Res Walkman Digital Music Player due out in November.

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Feature Article
October 16, 2014

How would you like your piano teacher to write music for your own artistic needs? Here’s one who does.

More "Music in the Age of Personalization: Composing Your Potential " »
Feature Article
Bartoli CD
October 13, 2014

Four new mind-boggling, jaw-dropping, ear-seducing recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Dominque Labelle, Alice Coote, and Nathalie Stutzman give pleasure almost beyond words.

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Feature Article
October 9, 2014

What is at the heart of interpretation and how does a pianist get there. Garrick Ohlsson gives his answers, along with some of his favorite San Francisco haunts.

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News Report
David Gockley and Nicola Luisotti at the Friday press conference Photo by Cory W
October 3, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley's retirement plans were finally made official at a press conference on Friday.

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Kids & Families Feature
Dakota Dry
October 3, 2014

Sitting down with Dakota Dry, a young actress and singer, just out of rehearsal for a Berkeley Playhouse production of Mary Poppins, directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dooley.

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News Report
Nicola Luisotti<br>Photo by Terrence McCarthy
September 27, 2014

Nicola Luisotti, San Francisco Opera's music director, resigned from his other post at the Teatro San Carlo, Napoli, after only two-and-a-half years in the job.

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