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Nordlinger Versus Ivo, The Genius
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a gorgeous recital hall called the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. It is a small space—seats just over seven hundred, I believe—but heaven knows it sounds better than anything at Lincoln Center, and the programming at the Metropolitan Museum, unlike that at Lincoln Center, is hardly stodgy. Many famous and wonderful pianists have played at the Metropolitan Museum. (The 2005-2006 Piano Forte series was really magnificent, with Steinway & Sons loaning two of its finest New York Concert-D pianos to the room, and Schiff, Biss, and others using them to great effect.)
Also, many strange pianists have played there. So did it go last Thursday evening, when Ivo Pogorelich, the Croatian who is always late to his own concerts, came to play.
And now I leave you to Jay Nordlinger, who was there, and who was not impressed.
OH, OH: Also, do read this comment after you have read Jay’s account.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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