Schweiz Ahoy

I’m off to the Verbier Festival tomorrow for a few days of intensive listening, reviewing and interviewing at the top of a Swiss mountain. Hoping to arrive in time to hear Kissin play a Chopin concerto followed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet in the Messiaen Turagalila Symphony, and, the next night, the Nuit des Pianistes in which eight or ten of the world’s…well, you get the idea.

If my temperamental old laptop deigns to connect to any available WiFi, I’ll blog the trip. If not, will report back on my return.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

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