Tag Archives: Ludwig van Beethoven

A Sixty-year Reprise in Grand Style

I became more fully aware of conductor Herbert Blomstedt in the middle of his career when he was principal conductor with the San Francisco Symphony, 1985-1995. (I was then working in the San Francisco area). Because of his German-sounding name, … Continue reading

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From Orwell to Miller to Strindberg: A Journey Ending with Beethoven on a Wall

Someone long ago told me the essays of George Orwell are among the best in this form of writing. So I bought, lost and bought again a book containing his major essays, but hadn’t read them with my full attention … Continue reading

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