1 It’s the sixth anniversary of OpenLettersMonthly, our literary partner, and they are marking it with a Cleopatra mystery. Read here.
2 Gidon Kremer, responding the animated video we posted about the life of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, has sent us his performance of his 10th symphony for solo strings, one of his least-known and most powerful compositions. (Starts at 16′ in this Tokyo concert).
3 Tracing Mark Twain’s footsteps in Italy. Been there? Click here.
4 Gasp at the virtuoso folk guitar playing from our pals at WGBH Boston.
5 The first opera I’ll be seeing next week
Take it easy, this weekend!