Monthly Archives: February 2014

My Favorite 20th Century String Quartet Cycles, Part 2

Gian Francesco Malipiero Malipiero wrote eight quartets of notable consistency and quality. This is a fascinating cycle of quartets, but it’s unlike any other I’ve heard when it comes to trying to analyze these works. This music is anthematic, song-like … Continue reading

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I Miss the Country

–I miss stacking firewood on the porch on a cool winter evening under the final, slanting rays of the dying sun descending into the bare, skeletal trees that looks like a mass of fire. Looking at a big stack of … Continue reading

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Growing up in a Drafty Old House and Other Winter Thoughts

I think part of my aversion to cold comes from the move our family did when I was ten. We moved to the country (about an hour away from our first house) and my parents set about remodeling an old … Continue reading

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