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by Leslie Kandell

Tanglewood notes

A Daily Gazette arts blog
Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires

Outsize instruments

These large instruments are prized for their looks, not their sound.

The word, from the Top

Joseph Silverstein says this reviewer was off key in a complaint about the Emerson String Quartet.

Pissarro's People: Probably the show's last words of opinion

A lovely hour spent viewing the Pissarro exhibit at the Clark Art Institute.

Mark Morris, some kind of great

Revisiting the Mark Morris Dance Group, which is back at Jacob's Pillow through Sunday.

Slouching toward Pops events

As years pass, I find myself drifting in to Pops with the crowds. Their audience is becoming more civilized over time, and not reviewing is relaxing for me.

"Old Woman's Routine" -- A swimming poem

A poem on the loss of my daughter.

Duet for Cello and Hairdo

Haydn loses to hair at Tanglewood.

"Running Endlessly" premieres at the Bang on a Can Festival

Twenty-four years later, "Bang on a Can," the scrappy New York City festival of "downtown" music, has made it to the top of the new-sounds heap.

Bascom Lodge: Plugging a happ'nin' place

The 1930's Bascom Lodge and mountain surroundings are worth a look.

Knows what he's doing and can still do it

Tanglewood's Friday concert featured Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Schumann's Spring Symphony.

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