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Book Review: ‘Being Mortal’ by Atul Gawande

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The author of Being Mortal, a doctor himself, provides a thought-provoking examination of the issues and choices confronted at the end of life. Read More »

Music Review: David Lang – ‘Love Fail’

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With a love story of legend as inspiration, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer fashions a medieval soundscape with more than a touch of modern sensibility. Read More »

Music Review: Chris Campbell – ‘Things You Already Know’

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A progressive and eclectic work from a composer who challenges categorization. Read More »

Music Review: Tracy Silverman – ‘Between the Kiss and the Chaos’

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The artistry of the electric violin, as superbly rendered by one of its leading exponents. Read More »

Music Review: Timo Andres – ‘Home Stretch’

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Mozart meets Eno in an eclectic new offering by the young pianist and classical composer, Timo Andres. Read More »

Music Review: Conrad Tao – “Voyages”

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The critically acclaimed young pianist is being hailed as one of the shapers of the future of classical music. Read More »

Music Review: Daniel Hope – Spheres

Journeying through the galaxy that is music, with the British violinist Daniel Hope. Read More »

Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

A well-researched analysis loudly reaffirms the importance of the introverted personality to society. Read More »

Music Review: Glenn Gould – The Acoustic Orchestrations – Works by Scriabin and Sibelius

The creative genius of legendary pianist Glenn Gould resonates in this reissue of works by Scriabin and Sibelius. Read More »

Music Review: Max Richter – Recomposed by Max Richter – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Composer Max Richter delivers a stunningly fresh reworking of the baroque classic. Read More »