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Easing this unique sense of suspended animation

Bach works. So does Beethoven. Especially the quartets. And in the pm, “Foyle’s War.” For the thirtieth time.

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The fun in watching Gustav Mahler

Not Mahler himself. He died in 1911, long before I discovered his music, and from what I know of him, he was maybe not a lot of fun to be around. (Although I do thrill to his looks: my type.) … Continue reading

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News from 1882 to 1883, thanks to Brahms

I was at the New York Philharmonic the other night for a Beethoven piano concerto and a Brahms symphony. (You too can hear the concert, at nyphil.org, YouTube and Facebook–or so a program footnote informs me.) The program notes were … Continue reading

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