“Now that I’ve read John Philip Sousa’s autobiography, I’m surprised that it isn’t better known to historians of American music. Like Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Notes of a Pianist before it, Marching Along provides a priceless glimpse of the lost world of music making in Victorian America…”
Archives for August 17, 2008
Diebenkorn in New Mexico (Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C., up through Sunday). If you haven’t yet seen this important show of abstract paintings and works on paper, don’t delay–it closes this weekend. Richard Diebenkorn created these works when he lived in Albuquerque from 1950 to 1952, and the best of them suggest with uncanny exactitude the austere yet wrenchingly vivid New Mexico landscape (TT).