The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow

This is one of the best known quasi-impressionist paintings of Paris, yet few recall the artist. Continue reading The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow

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Claudio Abbado and the sound of snow

The Italian conductor Claudio Abbado’s last performances were of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony and Schubert’s Eighth Symphony with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. By all accounts, they were transcendent. Fortunately, those who did not have the privilege of being there can still hear them. Continue reading Claudio Abbado and the sound of snow