Tag Archives: Eastman School of Music

Jan DeGaetani: 4 Days in May

Back in November, during my third visit to the beautiful home she once shared with Phil West on the Hudson, Carole Cowan and I found more treasure in the attic.  After all these years, I’d hoped there was more to … Continue reading

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For Sister

My sister, the painter, lays stones on me. Sometimes I’m on the bed, sometimes, the floor of her studio on the second floor, a soft, thick blanket over me. She lifts it to place the stone, at my throat, on … Continue reading

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Mozart in the Jungle

So, I’ve been wanting to write about this gem of a comedy Mozart in the Jungle streaming on Amazon Prime.  I saw its previews a year or so ago, discovered it was “based on” Blair Tindall‘s memoir: Mozart in the Jungle: … Continue reading

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Cross Roads

So, Friends, here’s some new writing. And by new, I mean just written these past two days, unedited; in fact, too new to know what it is. But. I had a lively chat today with Dr. Marie Rolf at Eastman, … Continue reading

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From the Research: Ancient Voices

Hello, Friends, I’ve been working on a section about Jan’s seminal work on George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a brief description via Wikipedia: Ancient Voices of … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

Friends: Another swift week! Sunday is the beginning of a new year. Everything inside me tells me this is going to be a good year. I hope for you, too. Read my post of Dec 29 on navigating my recent … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

Dear Friends, This was a short week for me, because of travel and the holidays. Two posts to review for this week, both about my interview with Eastman and Stony Brook grad Peggy Kampmeier, pianist. Tuesday:   Peggy Kampmeier, Part One … Continue reading

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Peggy Kampmeier, Part Two

So, Friends, here’s what I wrote after spending that precious time in September 2015 talking with Peggy about Jan and Gil and chamber music. At one point, because I had asked a question, Peggy jumped up, grabbed headphones for us both, … Continue reading

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Peggy Kampmeier, Part One

Often, it’s said under the breath. The statement made, but apologetically, sheepishly. You, know, it wasn’t the biggest voice. It wasn’t the most beautiful voice. This also happens during interviews if a story rises that could represent Jan in a … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

Hello, Folks, Here’s the roundup for this week (and notice my new use of hyperlinks to make it easier for you!): Sunday: Love Tuesday: The Ear and the Imagination Thursday: To Straighten a River, an excerpt Please let me know what you think … Continue reading

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