Who Killed Orchestral Music? – Los Angeles Review of Books

JUNE 29, 2022 JOHN MAUCERI, founding director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, is a composer, arranger, writer, and educator who has conducted the world’s major opera companies and symphony orchestras. For 18 years, Mauceri worked closely with Leonard Bernstein on many of Bernstein’s premieres. He has championed the work of composers banned by Hitler, in … Read more

To be killed and yet alive

Nearly 2,000 years ago, while banished to an unwanted perch in the city of Tomis in what is now Romania, the Roman poet Ovid wrote the founding texts of exile, Tristia and the Black Sea Letters. He feared that he would die “unmourned, unhonoured, in a barbarian land”, and compared his fate to that of … Read more