Monthly Archives: November 2018

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

good   Shortly after his return to Russia from the first international tour Tchaikovsky set to work on his Fifth Symphony, in E minor. It was written in about two months, during the summer of 1888. For some time the … Continue reading

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agitato

    On October 25, 2018, I attended a performance at Carnegie Hall by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and soloists and choir of Haydn’s “Nelson Mass” and Mozart’s Requiem. The “Nelson Mass.” Stupendous. To hear it live is a … Continue reading

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‘the wide effulgence of a summer noon”; the beauty of great writing

    I suffered a near loss of vision. It was terrifying, but treatment seems to have restored my sight to its former state, or near to it. I temporarily lost the ability to read. To celebrate my recovery, I … Continue reading

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