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Like many others, I’ve been typing my fingers off about politics. I’ve also done a little journaling (ugly word). (For a “Prague Journal,” go here. For a “Danube Journal,” go here.) And then there’s music-writing. If you’d like some links, I’ve got some for you.

Here is a post on a performance of Verdi’s opera Falstaff by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra et al., conducted by Riccardo Muti. (Also, I have a piece on Muti and Falstaff in the current NR.)

Here’s a review of Strauss’s Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera. And here’s a little post on a programming conundrum: What do you do with the Brahms Requiem? Do you pair it with something else or let it stand alone as a concert? (Its length makes it a ’tweener.)

Here is a post on an interesting, eclectic, offbeat chamber concert. And here is a review of last night’s concert of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conducted by James Levine, with Evgeny Kissin, piano soloist.

If you’re still hungry for this sort of thing, here is my “New York Chronicle” in the May New Criterion.

Listen: Those of us who want neither Trump nor Hillary may find ourselves concentrating on music — and butterflies and tennis or whatever — more than ever …


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