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When the vacuum is full

When the vacuum is full

by Kevin T McEneaney Empty American Letters: the Bulgarian novel by Thomas McGonigle. Spuyten Duyvil Press. 316 pages, 2022. Pub. Oct 6, 2022. There is nothing empty here in McGonigle’s sixth novel, unless it’s the empty vacuum American pop culture ...
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J.S. Bach & Climate: What’s Going on at The Stissing Center?

J.S. Bach & Climate: What’s Going on at The Stissing Center?

Sophia Zhou with J Henry Fair by Kevin T McEneaney Last Sunday in The Stissing Center concert hall with its wonderful acoustics (Pine Plains), Sophia Zhou was at the keyboard playing the complete cycle of Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach ...
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The Harlem Quartet: Eclectic & Beyond at Hudson Hall!

The Harlem Quartet: Eclectic & Beyond at Hudson Hall!

From left: Ilmar Gavilán, Melissa White, Paul Laraia, Felix Umansky Sometimes concerts are impressive and superlative when musical wit explodes; Saturday night’s concert at Hudson Hall displayed superior musicianship accompanied by warmth and wit. When that contagious warmth is present, ...
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Gustav Mahler & Joan Tower at Bard Sosnoff Theater

Gustav Mahler & Joan Tower at Bard Sosnoff Theater

Leon Botstein conducting The Orchestra Now by Kevin T McEneaney Last weekend there were two performances of Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony; this master of narrative symphony, inspired by Dante’s Alighieri’s epic masterpiece, occupied the second part of the program at ...
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