January & February 2024

Louis + Brahms, A Shock of Discovery

by Ken Smith

When Louis Langrée first encountered Brahms’ A German Requiem, as a student at the Strasbourg Conservatory, he was so overwhelmed that he attended every rehearsal.


Read More

Give Them the Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

by Scot Buzza

“Hello, Suckers!” Propped atop a piano in one of 1920s Manhattan’s most notorious speakeasies, a middle-aged divorcée named Texas Guinan heckled her audience between songs and dirty jokes, emceeing vaudeville acts and plugging bootleg scotch at $25 a bottle.


Read More