Tag Archives: Bernstein

Time to Make Our Garden Grow

  In this part of the world, it might finally be safe to get our gardens growing.  The winter of 2014 brought a record amount of snow, and I’m glad it’s all gone.  The last frost has passed, the grass … Continue reading

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Crimea River

Dmitri Shostakovich is a Russian composer whose musical career is entangled with the history of Soviet Russia.  He lived from 1906 to 1975, and in his lifetime saw the Bolshevik revolution overthrow tsarist rule, the Russian civil war, and the … Continue reading

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Igor’s Asymmetry Racket

The last post was about the scandalous uproar at the ballet premiere of The Rite of Spring.  The riot at opening night of The Rite is one of the most famous stories in music.  On February 18, 1914 the music … Continue reading

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