Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Know That I Owe You All A Contemporary Classical Music Post, But ... A River Runs Through A Green Kyiv, Ukraine (And The American Democratic Party)

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This morning, a colleague whose niece serves in the U.S. Peace Corps in Donetsk, Ukraine, Future European Union, handed me a clipping from the Washington Post commuter newspaper entitled "A River Runs Through Kyiv", showing a early Spring-time photo that beautiful European city's 11th century CE Vydubytsky Monastery [first photo above] -- near the archeological foundations of the city, the city's botanical garden, and gleaming new luxury highrise apartment houses. [It is also near the city's Soviet-era Motherland statue shown above, which adorns that city's highly intelligent memorial park and museum in memory of the victims of the Great Patriotic War/World War II -- in which the Americans and the Soviets were allied against Nazi Germany.]

Photo credits: (c); Associated Press via U.S. Department of State; and With thanks.


The performance, on Monday night, of a String Quartet by Gyorgy Kurtag at the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was cancelled. Movements for String Quartet by Anton Webern were substituted in its place.


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