Larking with Bach and Bluegrass

Photo by Lauren Desburg by Kevin T. McEneaney Clarion Concerts (sometimes called the Leaf Peeper series) presented From Bach to Bluegrass and Beyond with Tessa Lark on violin and Michael…

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Neave Trio: From Harmony to Dissonance

by Kevin T. McEneaney The decade old Neave Trio, musicians in residence at Bard College Longy School on October 10, offered a marvelous live-stream concert through evenbright.com from Edward M.…

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The Futility of Soil Carbon Sequestration

by Bill Schlesinger In the past few years, many agronomists have promoted the sequestration of carbon in soils as a means of mitigating climate change by reducing the amount of…

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Listening…

by Kevin T. McEneaney A good rain is a delightful pleasure that permits a hiatus in schedule, time to ponder the verities of life, analyze reflection, panorama, of what is…

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Virtuous Violin at Stissing Center

Miranda Cuckson by Kevin T. McEneaney Miranda Cuckson, one of this country’s first-ranking violinists, performed Sonata No. 5 for solo violin by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 -1931).  Ysaÿe is considered the…

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Hunting Rabbits by Moonlight

On a Dark Night with Enough Wind by Lilla Pennant. Published by Y Lolfa. 160 pages. Reviewed by Antonia Shoumatoff. Lilla Pennant grew up in an English-style manor house with…

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Sophia Zhou, Pianist: Interview

Sophia Zhou           As piano soloist in Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Sophia Zhou recorded and premiered contemporary pieces by composers such as Andrew Norman, Benjamin Broening, and Thomas Ades. She…

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Short History of Love

by Kevin T. McEneaney When Augustine confessed a thousand loves and announced his celibacy for life, he became Huge Father of Repression, Upright Poster Boy for masturbation.     When…

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Embodied Energy in Housing

Wooden house by Bill Schlesinger The housing of the world contains a lot of carbon, mostly in wood, so it is interesting to ask if this carbon stock is large…

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Stick-Stuck

by Kevin T. McEneaney Do you sometimes feel like a walking stick with white eyes near-popping, legs awkward long as you stride through woods on weekend walk while sneakers ooze…

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