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We Are An Inferior And Superior Beast

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 07.01.2016 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

Cousin Kron Menuhin, a rural kingpin Lionel Rolfe, Kron's citified cousin, speaking from the streets. Photo by Gary Leonard I know of someone who h...

Lost in Transition

Liza Long | Posted 03.16.2015 | Divorce
Liza Long

One rainy evening in early October 2007, on a winding residential street in Budapest, Hungary, I got lost. I pulled out my notebook, squinting at the greying street signs as I tried to decipher something about my location.

Disappearing Music

David Finckel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

I've never before said a final goodbye to a piece of music, but just before Christmas I packed up two enormous suitcases of quartet music and took it to my basement storage bin. It was a strange sensation, somewhat ghoulish, like burying one's self alive.

A Good Reason to Go to Amsterdam

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The First Symphony is probably one of the most often performed works of Mahler since it doesn't take two hours or involve 1000 musicians. But Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. There are two words I always say about them: "Oh wow."

Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Pavel Vinnitsky's Vision: To Revitalize Jewish Music

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Pavel Vinnitsky is a man on a mission. His goal is to revive the Klemzer tradition, seek out composers to write original music based on Jewish themes, and combine the presentation of this music with a standard classical repertoire.

The Tokyo String Quartet in Performance at Yale

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ivan Katz

The program was judiciously chosen: Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok. Sprague Hall was, predictably, packed to hear New Haven's longest running audience draw.