Piano Concerto

Canada

Racing Canada to Tyranny

I imagine the majority of readers here at Crisis are from the great nation a couple hours south of my hometown. As a Canadian I grew up in a culture that was heavily influenced by all the good—and the bad—that comes from my southern neighbor, and I have great affection for the USA. But there [...]

In Honor of Today’s ‘Feast’

...the largest and most important and best parts of my youth I spent in Traunstein, which very much reflects the influence of Salzburg. You might say that there Mozart thoroughly penetrated our souls, and his music still touches me very deeply, because it is so luminous and yet at the same time so deep. His [...]

International Treasures

  Such has been the abundance of recent classical music releases that I was not able to get past the late 19th century in last month's review of the fall harvest. Let me try to pick up the threads. We will see how far into the 20th century we can get (don't be alarmed; it's [...]

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