• August 6, 2015 Rhapsody in Blue

    “Chapter one. He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion. Eh, no. Make that, he romanticized it all out of proportion.” Thus begins the opening scene of Woody Allen’s 1979 film “Manhattan,” setting George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to its famous montage of images of the New York City skyline. It […]

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  • July 22, 2015 The Future of Classical Music

    Is classical music really on the decline? Classical Music, it is said, is on the decline. Supporters of this pessimistic perspective point to declining record sales and the dozens of orchestras that have closed their doors in recent decades as harbingers of the collapse of a tradition that is centuries old. And while one might […]

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