Music in the 20th century

So Back to Music for a Sec: Sorrow and Loss in Music

I was sitting here at my desktop computer when a Facebook message came in to Claudia and me telling us that the Metropolitan performance of our all time favorite opera, “Der Rosenkavalier” was going to be broadcast to some specially-equipped movie houses around the country on May 13 (a Saturday afternoon).  Well, we found that …

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Richard Strauss, Meet Barbara Tuchman

While in Santa Fe, Jon, Claudia’s cousin, and I were talking about about Richard Strauss–Jon had read and listened/watched the  YouTube video clips in my post on Skeptical Bob about Der Rosenkavalier).  At one point,  Jon mentioned a name that I hadn’t thought about in years,  Barbara Tuchman. As we were driving up to Taos, …

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My Plan for My History of the 60’s Forward

I have begun the process of writing postings for our family’s having lived through the decades.  So, I’m going back to the 60’s right now, and writing up my personal view of what “took place” in our (Claudia and my) lives together–that’s why it starts in the 60’s: we met in 1963, married in 1965, …

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A Really Good Review of a Music Book . . . and Modernism

I day ago I sent an email that linked to a piece written in the New Yorker (on the topic of Richard Strauss in Bavaria after the War) to my really-interested-in-music family members: my sister, my son and daughter-in-law, and my wife. The email gave this link to them: Alex Ross, “Monument Man,” The New Yorker, …

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