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  • Maestro Gunther Schuller dies at 89

    Renowned composer and conductor Gunther Schuller, who had strong ties to Spokane and spent 20 years as artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, died Sunday in Boston. He was …


  • Zuill Bailey caps Northwest Bach Festival with extravagant cello performance

    The final concert of this year’s Northwest Bach Festival featured internationally renowned cellist Zuill Bailey performing all six of the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach. Bailey has been …


  • Schuller delights festival audience

    Gunther Schuller’s valedictory concert Saturday for the Northwest Bach Festival was, in one sense, his way of slyly reminding us that “there is nothing new under the sun.” The four …


  • Schuller send-off

    Why is Gunther Schuller, the Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner, stepping down as the Northwest Bach Festival’s artistic director after 20 years? “I mean, I’m 87!” …


  • Spotlight: Bailey eager for ’14 Bach Festival

    Acclaimed cellist Zuill Bailey was in Spokane last week, meeting with supporters of the Northwest Bach Festival and laying the groundwork for the 2014 event, which will mark his debut …


  • Spotlight: Next Bach Festival will be last for Schuller

    There’s a transition coming to the Northwest Bach Festival, as Artistic Director Gunther Schuller has announced his 20th season will be his last. Schuller, now 87, will retire after the …


  • Schuller-led program highlights Bach this weekend

    Alexander Pope’s remarks about Isaac Newton may be paraphrased to read: Music and music’s law lay hid in night: God said, “Let Bach be,” and all was light.


  • Book Notes: Schuller autobiography lands on shelves

    Gunther Schuller’s new autobiography, “Gunther Schuller: A Life in Pursuit of Music and Beauty” (University of Rochester Press, $49.95), has arrived on the nation’s bookshelves. Schuller, who comes to Spokane …


  • Review: Festival explores breadth of Bach’s influence

    The first two concerts of this year’s Northwest Bach Festival celebrated the net Bach cast over the musical world. Bach knew music written long before his birth, and Bach’s compositions …

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