More Canonic Confusions from Simon Woods
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A couple of days ago, we lost Larry Rachleff, one of the best conductors and best teachers of orchestral performance that this country has ever…
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When states go over the edge politically, people who can afford to leave generally do. That’s precisely what happened in Russia in 1917. Rachmaninov…
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I'm sometimes embarrassed to admit that one of my favorite recorded performances of all time was given by an 11-year-old. Why? For two reasons. One is…
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Stop tarring them as racial hires before they step on the podium
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There are many happy results of the West’s obsession with categorizing works of art, not least that it allows us to write coherent histories of what…
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Dear music lovers, Happy Independence Day! It’s been a hard few years for American culture, a time when many of our cultural leaders have lost the will…
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Up to now, I have devoted Don’s Weekly Listen entirely to underplayed compositions. While such works will continue to be our focus, I will also throw in…
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