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Best of 2017: Music

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Looking for new music? Continuing our Best of 2017 series, Jason Katsion highlights his favorite music of the year. For reading recommendations, check out our recent Best of 2017: Fiction Picks and our forthcoming Best of 2017: Non-Fiction Picks and Best of 2017: Children's Books.

Gothic Jane Austen

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“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

John Ashbery: 1927-2017

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John Ashbery, arguably the dominant voice in American poetry for the last half-century, passed away on September 3, 2017. He was 90 years old. News of his passing brought to mind these closing words from his 1977 poem “Blue Sonata”:

Jason K.'s Essential Music

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‘My Essential Music’ is a new feature on the FRVPLD blog, continuing our prior exploration of staff favorites, 'My Essential Books.' We'll talk up our favorite music in the hope that you may give these artists a chance, or at least appreciate our passion for the music that has made us who we are.


 

“String Quartet No. 3: Mishima/Closing” – Philip Glass, performed by Kronos Quartet

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