• GLASSES blog | “Even now as I recall the event, I feel the same chill of excitement I felt then. A young black woman going to Carnegie Hall to see Nina Simone, I was in a place where the world was perfect.” Read about Eunice Townsend’s recount of attending a Nina Simone concert at Carnegie Hall.
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    • GLASSES blog | “Some of my favorite compositions were written during composers’ last creative periods,” says pianist Jonathan Biss. “I want to discover what new paths they traveled at the end of their lives, whether because of maturity, wisdom, or their mortality, or something different altogether.”
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    • GLASSES blog | One promise of listening to great music written by and for people long dead is that it can provide a glimpse into the heights of human achievement and accomplishment. Whether it is the cerebral craftsmanship of Bach or the heroism of Beethoven, such music gives us something to admire, appreciate, and perhaps even emulate.
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    • GLASSES blog | By the early 1600s, a canon of female writers existed throughout Europe. These women, eager to stir things up, were not afraid to present ideas bound to provoke dissent. In this blog post, we feature five female champions of the Venetian Republic.
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    • Even today, the mask is an image that evokes the celebratory nature of Venice. Throughout the unique history of the city, masks have provided opportunities to indulge in pageantry, extravagance, and revelry.
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