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Many voices

On Tennyson Among the Poets: Bicentenary Essays, edited by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst and Seamus Perry.

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Tis thing of darkness

On Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind with Ethan Hawke, The Bridge Project’s The Tempest directed by Sam Mendes & the Babel Theatre Project Brack’s Last Bachelor Party.


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Perpetual winter in Washington

On “Hendrick Avercamp: Master of the Ice Scene” at the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam & “Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Gallery chronicle

The Armory Show at the Chelsea Piers; ADAA’s Art Show & the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory; “William Bailey: New Work” at the Betty Cuningham Gallery & “Milton Avery: Industrial Revelations” at Knoedler & Company.


New York chronicle

On the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Olga Borodina & the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, Pierre-Laurent Aimard playing George Benjamin’s Piano Figures at Alice Tully Hall, The Daughter of the Regiment at the Metropolitan Opera, Jessica Douglas-Home’s Violet: A Dramatization in Words and Music of the Life of Violet Gordon Woodhouse & Michael Hersch’s Last Autumn at Merkin Hall

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