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Chuck Berry, along with opera director Peter Sellars announced today as winners of the Polar Music Prize.   Why? In its citation for Mr. Berry the award committee wrote that “every…

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I’ve been thinking for several days now about what I could say about Pete Seeger that hasn’t already been said, seen, or heard. Certainly it is impossible to overstate his…

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Think piece I wrote for WCRB Classical New England for this rather remarkable day on the calendar…\ November Numerology: JFK and the Musical Meaning of 11/22

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Not quite one year to the day it was published, funnyman writer Gene Weingarten‘s celebrated story about Joshua Bell busking in the Washington Metro wound up as one of six…

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This is why I love YouTube. It all started when Dr. Wizard came down the stairs humming the old British Music Hall song A Mother’s Lament, and looking for the…

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Can’t forget to note that today is also the 80th birthday of Russian cellist & conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. Performance Today is doing a series of tributes all this week –…

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