Archive for January, 2011

by Leticia Marie Sanchez

According to Norman Lebrecht, author of “The Book of Musical Anectodes” (Simon & Schuster, 1985), Beethoven flew off the handle when a waiter at the Viennese restaurant “The Swan,” brought him the wrong meat dish. Some artists are particular about their piano benches (Gould) while others are particular about their beef.  An outraged Beethoven hurled the dish, gravy and all, over the waiter’s head.

Just as the wrong meat could turn him into a raging bull, the right one could turn him into a loving lamb.  When his friend Ferdinand Ries sent him a particular type of roast veal, Beethoven kissed and embraced him, telling him “never had anything given him such pleasure as the roast veal, coming at the very moment when he so greatly longed for it.” (Lebrehct, 81)

Beethoven also adored bread soup, which he ate religiously on Thursdays. Woe to the chef who did not prepare it properly. He or she would have to duck from Beethoven-hurled Eggs Bombs. Yolks on the Cook!

Beethoven obviously felt all of his Senses, including his gastronomical ones, intensely. Perhaps that is why the wrong cut of beef could put him into a stew.


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For more information on Reverb, please visit


Or call 626.793.7172.

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Romantic Dvorák:

January 22, at 2pm and 8pm

Maestro Tito Muñoz, Conductor

Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello

Britten: Soirées Musicales

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in b minor

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Ambassador Auditorium. 131 S. St. John Ave.  Pasadena, CA.

Insights, the pre-concert talk, will be led by Guest conductor Tito Muñoz at 1PM and 7PM in the auditorium.

To purchase tickets for Romantic Dvorák, visit


Or call the Box Office at 626.793.7172.

Ticket price range: $30-$80. Tickets for children 14 and under are $10. Senior Rush Tickets will be sold onsite for the 2pm concert for $15.

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Visit http://www.parsonsnose.com/ for more information

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Wed. Jan. 12- 8 pm
Thurs. Jan. 13- 8 pm
Fri. Jan. 14- 8 pm
Sat. Jan. 15- 2:30 pm
Sun. Jan. 16- 4 pm

Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 18th Century masterpiece is a sparkling comedy of manners that made its debut in 1777. Brimming with witty dialogue, mistaken identities, supposed infidelity, eavesdropping and scandal, both real and invented, The School For Scandal is a maliciously catty romp. All performances will be recorded to air on L.A. Theatre Works’ syndicated radio theater series,which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.

Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Michael Hackett
Featuring Stuart BunceJane CarrJohn Francis HarriesHenri LubattiChristopher NeameMoira QuirkJulian Sands,Susan SullivanTara SummersSimon TemplemanJames WarwickMatthew Wolf
Produced by Susan Albert Loewenberg

at the Skirball Cultural Center. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. LA, CA  90049

L.A. Theatre Works Box Office (310) 827-0889 or www.latw.org

$20.00 to $49.00

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The Los Angeles Art Show

January 19-23, 2011

Los Angeles Convention Center. West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street LA, CA 90015

The LAAS features thousands of global works of art from a variety of periods including Old Master works, Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary art. From the LA Arts show website: “FROM REMBRANDT TO RUSCHA AND BEYOND. PAINTING, SCULPTURE, WORKS ON PAPER, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO – OVER 100 PROMINENT GALLERIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.”

The art show also includes an exhibit on Middle Eastern Artists three years before the exhibit will be displayed at the Guggenheim Museum.

Visit http://www.laartshow.com for more information

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