Monthly Archives: October 2018

to autumn

                    Pushkin’s favorite month was October. Spring starts out wet and raw and often wintry at the outset. Fall starts out just plain nice and within a couple of weeks or … Continue reading

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Mozart, 3 German Dances; Handel, Water Music Suite (arranged by Sir Hamilton Harty)

          They are posted here on a scratchy LP from the 1960’s that a friend digitalized for me. Conducted by Herbert von Karajan.     *****************************************************   My older brother gave me this LP as a … Continue reading

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Gavin Bryars, “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet”

    A well known early work of the contemporary English composer Gavin Bryars is “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet” (1971). I feel compelled to post it here because it is a unique and stirring example of religious music, … Continue reading

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Çalikuşu (The Autobiography of a Turkish Girl) now available in a complete, new English translation

    The book is available on Amazon:                     Çalikuşu (The Wren) by Reşat Nuri Güntekin The Complete English Translation Parts 1-4 Translated from The Turkish by Sir Wyndham Deedes Part … Continue reading

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