Great country voices

PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS Ryan Turner, top choral conductor and proud Texan, brings us his favorite male country singers in this episode of The Necessary Show

Schubert and the sea of choices

BY DAVID BRITTAN It’s a little song about a girl in a boat, but there are many ways to interpret “The Fisher Maiden.” SUSAN YOUENS considers the lovely possibilities on The Necessary Show.

My neighbor Thoreau

BY BRUCE MORGAN In Concord, Massachusetts, the nature-loving scribe is “our Henry,” but it still surprises me to read about his youthful lack of promise.

Lyrical landscapes

BY DAVID BRITTAN Her passion for music inspired CAROL KRAUSS to invent a whole new style of painting.


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