Berlin Performance

By way of apologizing for a recent lack of attention to German-language sources on this blog, I should like to mention that I will be appearing in concert with my collaborator, the pianist Andreas Boelcke, at the American Church Berlin on Sunday, February 6, at 11 a.m.  The program will include Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich.  Dr. Boelcke composed some bios, and as always I love … Continue reading Berlin Performance

North Korea Notes

The Hu-Obama Summit has already been subjected to some of the most intense lobbying pressures known to man.  From big business to human rights groups to the defense hawks in both countries, both executives have probably had it up to their ears (or, in Hu’s case, his lengthening and positively Cheneyewque jowls) with being pushed to push his counterpart on a given issue.  This being … Continue reading North Korea Notes