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New York chronicle

On Nico Muhly’s Marnie and Puccini’s Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, and, at Carnegie Hall, the Czech Philharmonic under Semyon Bychkov, the violinist Maxim Vengerov in recital, and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

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Verse chronicle

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On recent poetry by Frederick Seidel, Ursula K. Le Guin, Max Ritvo, sam sax, jos charles, and Ada Limón.