Mozart and Mahler at Carnegie Hall–A Different Viewpoint

Hi Everyone, My guest blogger this week is my son, Simon, whose film criticism can be seen at curnblog.com and whose blog can be viewed at Skip and Setter’s Cinema Blogishkeit cinemablogishkeit.com and whose opinions have always been and will always be inimitably his own. He also took some really great pix. Thank you, Simon!…

Shopping for a Quartet

We have recently come out of mourning for the retired Guarneri Quartet and are in the market for a new favorite. In support of our search, we attended a concert of the Hagen Quartet (three Hagens and a Schmidt)–not so new–they’ve been playing together for 30 years in Austria–but new to us. They were great…