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 From time to time, we get proxy statements in the mail. For those who are not accustomed to this form of literary entertainment, we here offer a much abbreviated...

Tchaikovsky’s string sextet in D, Op. 70, nicknamed “Souvenir of Florence,” was his last chamber composition (1890); it remains a favorite standard because of its intense rococo intricacy as well...

Music Mountain’s penultimate classical concert for the season, featuring the Dover Quartet (originating from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute), delivered a satisfying afternoon concert on September 7. They opened (a bit more timidly in the opening flourish than desired) with...

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 Your August 27, 2014 “...

 With quick tempo the first movement of Op. 18#1 in F major offers Mozartian pastiche that attempts to go beyond Mozart, yet merely appears as homage; in the second half of the second movement Beethoven...

 The war in Ukraine is an energy and civil-rights war. Both Dutch Shell...

 Because of the seriousness of the Ukraine situation, we consulted our colleague Sylvester in his barnyard. We asked him what he thought of the situation. He said we would have to lie down in...

In an urban setting, “landmarks” are usually thought of as buildings. Old ones and new ones can qualify, but it’s mostly old ones that are designated. “Old,” of course, is relative. In Italy, “old” might be...

by Kevin McEneaney

 Program Seven: Beethoven’s Successor?

 

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 Beginning in 1905, Bela Bartok, often accompanied by Zoltan Kodaly, collected Magyar folk music in the villages of Hungary...