By Daniel Lelchuk
On his 121st birthday, four reasons to love Aaron Copland
On Aaron Copland’s birthday, I find myself wanting to listen to the opening minute of the composer’s sonata for violin and piano on a loop. Not that I don’t love the rest of the work, but the opening encapsulates just what I love about the best of his music: a simplicity and sincerity that carries…
How Arnold Schoenberg changed my life (and might even change yours too)
I’m a high school music student. I sit, barely twitching, as a foreign-sounding, abrasive, downright unpleasant mash of sounds unfolds around me; they pelt me and the rest of the innocent audience for what seems like days. At the end of the performance, I feel emotionally withered but intellectually somehow proud, having made it through…
Henry Kissinger: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’
Israeli women were raped and widowed by Hamas. Now the world ignores and mocks their suffering
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Stark images of murder and torture in Israel leave US senators in tears and silence
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