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Form and Silence

In art, the formal value of presentation is taken very seriously. Frames, white walls and empty spaces exalt the significance of the contemplated object to the point that after Duchamp’s urinal, almost any trash that falls on a pedestal is … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

For years I explained to my cello students the art of overcoming uncertainty on an instrument whose bowing and fingering parameters don’t seem to have precise boundaries. The bowed instrument beginner should anticipate the geometry of hand-position shifts within a … Continue reading

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Epiphanies

José Antonio Abreu, who has organized hundreds of monumental concerts on every kind of stage around the world, could not contain his emotion when he related the most recent phenomenon he had witnessed in the stadiums of Mérida and Barquisimeto … Continue reading

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The Antidote

The Latin Grammy Awards, whose ceremony has the perfume of novelty, the shine of a platinum disc, is glorified in its own right this year (2009) for a simple reason: the grand prizewinner never worked in the register of prizes … Continue reading

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