Russian Film Festival, Part Two

The other Russian films that I have spent time with recently, are both adapted from Shakespeare plays.  The tragedies and comedies of William Shakespeare have garnered a lot of my attention in recent weeks.  There are dozens of well done film versions of the Bard’s works, but some very smart person turned me on to... Continue Reading →

Four By Four For Four, Part IV

Part IV I had difficulty narrowing down my choice for the fourth and final entry in this series on string quartets.  There is so much music written for four strings, and the majority of it seems indispensable to me.  Brahms, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Ravel, Debussy all wrote masterpieces for the genre.  Charles Ives, Samuel Barber,... Continue Reading →

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