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Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

The sublimely sensuous ‘Daphnis and Chloe’

 Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Pelleas and Melisande—there are many tragic love stories in classical music. Daphnis and Chloe is one that ends happily.  Based on a romance by Longus, a Greek writer who lived during the early Christian
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Classical Preview

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Mahler, whose 10 epic symphonies comprise the culmination of the Austro-Germanic symphonic tradition. Born in Bohemia the grandson of a street peddler, by the time he died in 1911 he'd achieved renown throughout Europe as a conductor...
Monday, Oct. 25, 2010
Phil Cousineau, the San Francisco-based writer, world traveler and documentary filmmaker, will hold forth at Boswell Book Co. this Friday, Oct. 29. He’s well worth catching, no matter what subjects his latest books are addressing. He’s a compelling raconteur who never fails to regale a roomful of listeners. When I accompanied my friend Antler...