Category Archives: Music

Partners — Brexit 1776, Hamilton (the musical)

A slow recovery from pneumonia is more pleasant if you take a good book from your library and play some music — I’ve been listening to Hamilton (the original cast recording) and reading along in Hamilton—The Revolution. Two hours of glorious, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas—In Song

Christmas Day is when an eclectic mix of holiday music fills Carto’s Library. This year’s playlist is anchored by Oscar Peterson, and includes songs by Sting , The Swingle Singers, Loreena McKennitt and Liz Anderson. Liz Anderson, a Nashville favorite, … Continue reading

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Stephen Foster: Darkies, People and Great Music

An invitation from Stanford University to attend “An Evening with Stephen Foster” had me searching my library for a book I last remember reading 50 years ago. Incredibly, I found it in a stack of music on the bottom shelf … Continue reading

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