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Beethoven for Breakfast in Phoenix

[Edited version first published in the Broad Street Review 29 Nov 2016 and reprinted by permission.] I had just about given up on corned beef hash, and if that doesn’t alarm you, you should know that I rarely give up on anything. I believe that the car in front...

Discovering Beethoven?

On Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, Saturday, March 5th, 5-6 pm… Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Mödlinger Dances, excerpts (1819) Beethoven: Music for a Knightly Ballet (1791) Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (1800) It’s a composer we’ve barely...

My Dinner With Beethoven

[First published in the Broad Street Review, June 23, 2015.] My belief in God, it turns out, is partly described by My Dinner with Andre. Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory have dinner in a restaurant in the 1981 film. Mostly, Shawn listens incredulously as Gregory tells...

Two Quartets

It’s two different kinds of quartets, both inspired by great, but different, works of art, on Now is the Time, Sunday, January 27th at 10 pm. Michael Ellison heard the Borromeo String Quartet perform Beethoven’s late quartet, the Opus 131, and the...