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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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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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A Walt Whitman Letter; and, What Can Be Inferred from It about Letter Writing in General

    Camden [NJ] Friday noon, 26th Sept.     Dear son Pete,   Your letter of yesterday came this forenoon—that was a rather serious runaway of cars in the tunnel a week ago—& mighty lucky to get off as … Continue reading

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my Mayflower ancestry

  On my mother’s side, I am a direct descendant of three Mayflower passengers — namely, William Brewster (ca. 1566-1644), Francis Cooke (ca. 1583-1663), and Richard Warren (ca. 1578-1628) — and, probably also of Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins (ca. 1579-1644). … Continue reading

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