Technically a visit to Minnesota's principal city includes additional "must" stops in its capital twin city St. Paul and those are not to be overlooked. But a recent trip revealed there's plenty to see in Minneapolis and nearby suburbs without even crossing the mighty Mississippi.
I have to be thankful to Jonathan Franzen for one thing -- he's pushed me out of my blog blues. His essay in the New Yorker about why we can ignore climate change so misses all the basic, important points about what is going on in nature that here I am, clicking away again.
The listener can use Cohn's extra-musical titles as aural guides or listen solely to the unfolding musical developments. It is this dual quality of abstract and concrete that makes Cohn's music interesting on so many levels.