Category Archives: Music

Kings Crossing

As our days darken and the sun becomes truant, it is important to remember some signs of warmth before the snow and winds of December visit us, so I’d like to share an anecdote known to students of music. On … Continue reading

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Take Five

5 November 2012: composer Elliott Carter died at 103. 5 December 2012: composer Dave Brubeck died at 91 years old. Taking five from writing on literature, I shift my attention to mark time with the passing of these two American … Continue reading

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Old Borax and the Cello

In one of those stultifying moments of “Why did I subject myself to that?,” I finished reading an article about “overrated writers,” which I guess was meant to be entertaining but somehow ended up turning vicious, like a chihuahua turned … Continue reading

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