Like many art forms, classical music labors under a stigma of popular assumptions that it constantly has to overcome to appear both vibrant and viable. The name "classical" alone imparts an air of dull, museum-like mustiness.
No matter how you feel about the prequels, Jar Jar Binks, the more recent anthology films or whether Han shot first, there’s no denying the music of “Star Wars” is as imperative to the franchise as the Force.
After a successful “The Mus
By Larry Lapidus
Like what you heard at the Spokane Symphony this past weekend, or want to know what you missed? Here are Larry Lapidus’ recommended recordings of the works on the the program.
1. J.S. Bach, Orchestra
With a nine-hour drive between Spokane and Aberdeen, Idaho, “Classics 6: Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich” isn’t exactly a hometown performance for guest conductor Daniel Hege, who moved to Aberdeen when he was 9.
Nevertheless, Hege con