Leonard Bernstein was one of the few who defined a city; and while he was quintessentially New York, his reach ventured far beyond the Hudson.
The name Beethoven has stood for centuries, but the man’s life and the challenges he overcame are as towering as the symphonies he constructed.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
Never has the term “include your brother” been used to greater effect than the Gershwins. George and Ira were titans together, minnows alone. Sadly, it was not to last.
Loretta Barnard scales the soaring heights of the adaptable, yet unique composer Igor Stravinsky.