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Channeling the Moment
Furtwängler and Shostakovich, Bearing Witness in Wartime

The wartime performances of two musical giants—a conductor and composer on opposite sides of a devastating conflict—affirm that great works of art are so profoundly imagined that they can mold to changing human circumstances.

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The Closing of the American Mind
Re-Encountering Allan Bloom

A cultural historian and music critic reflects on the campus unrest he chronicled as an undergraduate—and why, so many years later, Allan Bloom’s prophecies about higher education have come to fulfillment.

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