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A composer's thoughts about music and musicians
“Estrellita,” Heifetz’s Little Star

“Estrellita,” Heifetz’s Little Star

When Augustin Hadelich and Joyce Yang played Manuel Ponce’s “Estrellita” as an encore at a Schubert Club International Artist Series recital in Saint Paul last week, I remembered that the song had also graced Renée Fleming’s IAS recital in October. In that program...

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A Thousand Eyes

A Thousand Eyes

BOBBY VEE IS DEAD didn't know he was a Minnesotan, born in Moorhead. According to Chris Riemenschneider’s obituary in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Robert Thomas Velline and his band “were recruited to fill in for Buddy Holly at the Moorhead...

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Things I Learned En Route to Other Things

Things I Learned En Route to Other Things

August, 2016 s a kid, I enjoyed the syndicated column of Sidney J. Harris (1917-1986), which appeared on the same page with Ann Landers and Erma Bombeck. Like those writers, Harris helped you navigate the real world with insight and humor....

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An die Musik Award

An die Musik Award

From The Schubert Club David Evan Thomas received the An die Musik Award "in recognition of outstanding dedication and commitment to the work and mission of The Schubert Club" at The Schubert Club Annual Luncheon on June 8, 2016 at the Ordway Center for the Performing...

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Sidewalk Poet

Sidewalk Poet

There is a sidewalk poet in my hood. live in the Stevens Square neighborhood of South Minneapolis. On my walks there and in bordering Whittier neighborhood I find pieces of his mind—it surely is a man—underfoot. And it must be an older guy,...

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Ladyslipper and Chives

Ladyslipper and Chives

Now! Hear the songs! I know not what are the words But they sing in my soul of the things our Fathers loved. number of the American modernists developed their art under the aegis of another profession. Poet William Carlos Williams...

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