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Oct 302011
 
Caldwell Titcomb, Theater and Music Critic — Words of Remembrance

There was a memorial service for Caldwell Titcomb, invaluable friend of the arts in New England, yesterday in the Memorial Church at Harvard University. He passed away on June 12th of leukemia at the age of 84. The ceremony was moving and heartfelt, with memories shared about Caldwell as a friend, composer, critic, grammarian, teacher, brother, long-time President of the Elliot Norton Awards, and researcher in African-American history.

Oct 292011
 
Classical Music Sampler: November 2011

It’s “Mahler Unleashed” month at the New England Conservatory. I heartily recommend all of the “Mahler Unleashed” events.

Oct 272011
 
Fuse Commentary: Meditating on Excellence in the Arts, High and Low

What makes one opinion better than another? (Some opinions have been challenged more than others. Tested opinions are worth more than untested ones.) Can’t one enjoy an aesthetic experience without having to put it into words? (Absolutely, but those of us who write art criticism don’t have the luxury.)