Monthly Archives: April 2008

Take A Friend to Springtime

I was delighted to be asked to contribute to Take a Friend to the Orchestra. As usual, the prospect of writing on a specific topic, for a deadline, terrifies me, and leads me to all sorts of desperate measures.  You can read my piece here, if you are a brave soul. Spring is here, and [...]

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Tormented Nozzles

A certain cellist wants a reply to a question of programming: which Haydn pieces to play next month for a children’s concert at the Y? Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 11:52 AM subject Haydn programme?????? Thoughts, please – or else… Medtner for you, my boy. I’ll wait while the chills run down your spine. To [...]

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Generic Stewed Prunes

I was at the grocery store and became aware of the tremendous availability of yogurt. The cavernous case of dairy glowed and grinned: slurp me! It is, for many New Yorkers, an exotic thrill to wheel a cart around the fat aisles of the heartland. I was in Bloomington, Indiana, for a couple days, revisiting [...]

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