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Posts published by “David Yearsley”

Inside Tár

Amidst reports that the red-hot Berlin property market is cooling off (literally so, given the steep rise in energy prices) comes a new product placement…

Puget Soundings

Bainbridge Island is in the Puget Sound a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle. These ferries are not quaint little crafts, but monster vessels that can…

Autumn in New York: On the Finger Lakes Trail

Ithaca, New York — After spending three weeks in Seattle, smoke-choked from the Bolt Creek Fire burning north of the city, I returned to Upstate…

On Bombs & Silence

Most tools spend far more time in the toolbox than in the hands of the craftsman. Likewise, most musical instruments are silent not sounding, seen…

Passing the Bucks and the Baton

Since its birth as a distinct category Classical Music has been allied with War. The orchestra as a European institution came into existence in the…

Hymns & Her: The Queen’s Funeral

It was all about the Queen until it wasn’t. And it was precisely at that point that Charles didn’t sing along. When it came time…

Play It Again

“Play it again, Sam,” is not the actual line and it is not uttered by Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. Ingrid Bergman is the one who…

Angel’s Music

It used to be that we changed and the movies we loved didn’t. When we revisited classic films we could rely on their immutability. If…

Absolutely Fabulous

There is nothing like an unanticipated dance scene on stage or screen: the twist contest in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (an homage to, among other cinematic…

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