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HARP MUSIC FOR A LATE-AUTUMN MONDAY

The winter solstice creeps nearer each day. Winter has not yet descended upon Northern California, but the wind bit at my cheeks as I walked along the ocean yesterday. I’m starting to dress in double layers and crave comfort foods … Continue reading

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ADINA SPIRE: VIVALDI WAS A GYPSY GIRL

A conversation with cellist, composer, and conductor Adina Spire In 1703, Antonio Vivaldi began teaching violin at Venice’s Ospedale della Pietà girls’ orphanage—a position he would hold for nearly forty years. Renowned for its musicians, the Pietà provided Vivaldi with … Continue reading

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