Category Archives: Music

Wishing You a — Merry, Bright, White CHRISTMAS!

Whatever seasonal holiday you celebrate — Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, or none at all — this is a festive time of year. And in the festive spirit, here is my absolutely most favorite Christmas greeting of all: Have a happy, … Continue reading

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(All lovers of chamber music, and of classical music in general, this post’s for you.) When I recently told the story of the fairy godmother of chamber music and her wonderful concert hall in the Berkshires,  He Wanted a Mountain, … Continue reading

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He Wanted a Mountain, So —

his mother bought one for him, and the rest of us have benefited to this day. Or so the tale is told. “He” was Albert Coolidge, only son of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, who became known as the Fairy Godmother of … Continue reading

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