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"I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all."


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Leaving a legacy: Please Donate to The Jessye Norman School of the Arts

(It's been hit hard due to #Covid_19.)

Jessye Singing For Sidney

What an appropriate song:

FACT: John Henry Newton the author of "Amazing Grace" was a slave trader who had a religious conversion and spent the rest of his life fighting racial slavery.

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