Music For Writers: A Royal Welcome For Two Composers

‘I Could Talk About It For Hours’ Even if the Royal String Quartet’s performances of these works of Paweł Szymański and Paweł Mykietyn weren’t exemplary, the sheer enthusiasm of cellist Michal Pepol alone might put these performances right over the top. When New York Public Radio’s free 24/7 streaming service Q2 Music chose the quartet’s new… Read More

Music For Writers: Martin Fröst’s Modern Moves

Dancing To ‘Peacock Tales’ Among books that many of us try to avoid writing — and reading — one of the most familiar offenders is the novel with a crazy ending. Comes out of nowhere. Nothing to do with the story. Sometimes it’s a deluge of magical realism. Or a fortuitous cataclysm arrives to get the protagonist out of trouble.… Read More