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Will the real Quichotte Please Stand UP?

Will the real Quichotte Please Stand UP?

After Salman Rushdie's lecture on composing his his novel Quichotte (the proper period pronunciation is in the title, before the royal lisp was adopted) at Bard College Sosnoff Theater, I went backstage, chatted with him; he was open, amusing, his ...
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Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Women of Genius

Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Women of Genius

From left: Susan Rotholz, Doori Na, Susan Perry, Eliot Bailen, Richard Wolfe by Kevin T McEneaney In Kent on Friday night, August 12, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church the Sherman Chamber ensemble devoted their concert to the work of women ...
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Rachmaninoff and the Traditionalists at Bard

Rachmaninoff and the Traditionalists at Bard

Danny Driver by Kevin T McEneaney Program three, Pianist-Composer, compared Rachmaninoff’s piano compositions to Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Ferruccio Busoni with Dr. Leon Botstein conducting the American Symphony Orchestra. The Prelude to Act 3 from Paderewski’s opera Manru, Op. 20 ...
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Rachmaninoff Fireworks at Bard SummerScape Festival

Rachmaninoff Fireworks at Bard SummerScape Festival

Artem Yasynskyy at concert conclusion by Kevin T McEneaney The opening concert at Sosnoff Theater began with Dr. Leon Botstein speaking of Rachmaninoff’s personality and his struggles: how he was a musician in search of beauty, devoid of philosophical or ...
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