During our recent interview, Jeffrey Biegel described a controlling force in Chopin's writing and how it informs tradition and performance.
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This week's playlist includes music by The Motels, Todd Rundgren, Valerie June, Billy Fury, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
The lives of all these artists show that music brings so many gifts in her train. To remember names like Seeger, Paul and Horowitz is to see the truth of that.
The arts are in a parlous state, but contrary to popular belief, it isn't the fault of unions or the absence of arts education in our schools. The arts are in trouble because there is simply not enough excellent art being created.
This week we feature music by Paul Simon, Gwen Stefani, Sting, Hall & Oates, John Lennon, and more.
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