Friday, February 25, 2011

Around the Web

For January 1 through February 25.

1) Interview: Violinist Janine Jansen.

2) Perlman Leaves Westchester Orchestra.

3) Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony Orhcestra

4) The New World Symphony's new $160 million Miami Beach home opens [Video]

5) The Overture to Guillaume Tell: The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera

6) Beating Time: Just what is the role of the conductor?

7) At Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard Explores the Musical Marvels of Polyphony [2010]

8) Death's March: Can we hear the strains of mortality in the late works of classical composers?

9) Beethoven's Grosse Fuge

10) Jazz: Clint Eastwood's Earliest Muse

11) Music: Intoxicating Afterall

12) Chess Music

13) What Happens in Vagueness Stays in Vagueness: The Decline and Fall of American English, and Stuff

14) The Lost Art of Editing

15) How To Serve Dish

16) Sanity and Sanctity - The Ennobling Fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien

17) Texas' Terracotta Warriors

18) Researchers Discover 16,500 Year Old Cemetery in Middle East 

19) Stories in Clay: Decoding Ancient Greek Pottery

20) Victory and the Savior Generals

21) Bother Me, I'm Thinking: Why you should drop that espresso and bounce a ball instead

22) Slacking as Self-Discovery

23) The Doctors and the Divine: What do we learn when we diagnose genius?

24) Why We're All Above Average

25) Heeding George Orwell's Tea-Making Advice

26) Anselm Kiefer releases a new publication and series of works reinterpreting the myth of Jason and the Argonauts

27) The Forger's Story

28) Washington in Three Dimensions

29) 74 of Thomas Jefferson’s Books Identified at Washington University Library

30) James Madison and the Dilemmas of Democracy

31) Who's Afraid of an Amendments Convention?

32) 'Communist Monopoly' Teaches Downside of Socialist Life

33) Consumers Don't Cause Recessions

34) Dambisa Moyo and Niall Ferguson on the "Eastern Challenge to Western Prosperity"

35) Hawking contra Philosophy

36) God, the West and the Scholastic Mentality

37) Brrrrr!

Book Reviews

38) The Age of Napoleon by Alistair Horne

39) An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher by Anne Zimmerman

40) America's Unsung War Heroes

41) Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady

42) Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson

43) Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche by James Miller

44) Free Market Madness: Why Human Nature Is at Odds with Economics—and Why It Matters by Peter Ubel

45) Generosity Unbound: How American Philanthropy Can Strengthen the Economy and Expand the Middle Class by Claire Gaudiani

46) The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy & Character and Opinion in the United States by George Santayana

47) The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life by Bettany Hughes

48) Liberty's Exiles by Maya Jasanoff

49) Mozart and the Nazis: How the Third Reich Abused A Cultural Icon by Erik Levi

50) The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films by Doug Adams

51) Plunder!: How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives, and Bankrupting the Nation by Steven Greenhut

52) Prose by Elizabeth Bishop & Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence edited by Joelle Bielle

53) Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America by Jack Rakove

54) The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life by Kenneth Minogue


  1. Great stuff! Thanks for posting

  2. Thanks so much Tom! I'm sorry my posting and presence has been so haphazard of late: I've been swamped!