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Shostakovich, symphony no. 11 (“The Year 1905”); Шостакович, Симфония № 11 («1905-й год»)

      Posted here (above) is a recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Opus 103 (subtitled The Year 1905), conducted by Leopold Stokowski. It is a marvelous symphony. Extremely moving. Program music that works and … Continue reading

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thoughts about Charles Ives (and Copland, Barber, and Gershwin) … plus thoughts about making lists of favorites (and making such judgments in general)

    On Sunday, February 25, I attended a performance of Charles Ives’s Symphony No. 2 by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The program notes for the concert read as follows: Charles Ives is widely recognized as the … Continue reading

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lament for The Common Man

        “We are living in a volatile political environment. You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you … Continue reading

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Shostakovich (Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович)

  русский перевод см ниже The following is an email of mine to a friend which resulted from a conversation we were having yesterday.     — Roger W. Smith   February 3, 2017     *********************************************     You … Continue reading

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