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Music Review

Peering outward, through the notes of a song

The poet Czeslaw Milosz once described literature as “a series of moments in the life of the species, coagulated into language.”

With only modest tweaking, this might also give us a more-than-serviceable pocket definition for the art song: “a series of moments in the life of the species, coagulated into music.”

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