Stockhausen, Ligeti, Cage and Berio at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall
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This modern classical performance is reviewed.

Tuesday night the L.A. Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series brought works by three acknowledged masters of post-WWII avant-garde music (and one fantastic runner up) to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Most of these pieces were older than your dad, and their influence on all the greats of modern music, including everybody from Philip Glass to Radiohead to Brian Eno to the Beatles, is an established fact. Yet hearing these composers in the squeaky-clean Disney Hall felt like seeing a whore in church.

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