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.

News Report
November 13, 2014

Is classical music criticism a mortally endangered art form? Top critics at the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism say itʼs actually in a golden age, in some respects. Read the report to find out why.

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Feature Article
Jeremy Denk
November 4, 2014

Pianist, writer, musical thinker: Jeremy Denk can do it all, and he's great to chat with, too.

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Feature Article
October 28, 2014

From vampires to a neglected John Corigliano work, this season at L.A. Opera bears the stamp of the companyʼs advenurous CEO.

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October 25, 2014

A letter to the editor on the topic John Adams' Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera.

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News Report
streaming music
October 23, 2014

CD-quality, on demand streaming is about to expand with the entry of two new companies into the U.S. market. Both are jockeying for position as major players

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Feature Article
Robin Sutherland
October 22, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony’s irrepressible pianist has learned a lot about music and life during his 44-year stint with the orchestra.

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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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