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The New Grove Beethoven, by Joseph Kerman & Alan Tyson: A Short Review

On this, Ludwig van Beethoven’s 245th birthday, it seems only fair to spend a few minutes thinking back to one of the most influential figures in the history of music, ever. To say that everyone knows Beethoven would be correct … Continue reading

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My Family and Other Strangers: Adventures in Family History, by Jeremy Hardy: A Review

I imagine that, if you are active in your study of your family’s genealogy, then you will be able to sympathize with Jeremy Hardy’s plight. He has undertaken to learn more about his family history, despite being woefully unprepared for … Continue reading

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