Monthly Archives: May 2022

“Ποιός αποφασίζει τι είναι ‘ποίηση’ και τι ‘γενιά'”;

Oι πιο τολμηρές ποιητικές τάσεις του 21ου αιώνα στην Ελλάδα έχουν θέσει μια σειρά από καινούργια ζητήματα και αιτήματα εντός και εκτός λογοτεχνίας. Χαίρομαι ιδιαίτερα που ο ποιητής, κριτικός και στοχαστής Γιώργος Χαντζής και εγώ αρχίζουμε μια σειρά από μηνιαίες συνομιλίες … Continue reading

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What is canonical about classical music?

In a recent column entitled “Questioning the Canon,” Simon Woods, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras, argued that, in their effort for “greater inclusion,” orchestras should abandon the notion of a “classical music canon” and embrace the idea of … Continue reading

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The work of piano left hand

Piano compositions for the left hand alone constitute an entire sub-category of classical music that generates many puzzles. Whether the pieces are for piano solo or with orchestra or chamber ensemble, they make me wonder – Why do composers write … Continue reading

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“Τhe colonizing and racializing archaeological work of Hebraism & Hellenism”

What role has antiquity played in nation formation? Two leading scholars have a fascinating conversation comparing the contribution of archaeology to the mythical constitution, racialization, and crypto-colonialism of Israel and Greece. Shedding new light on the Eurocentric models of Hebraism and Hellenism, … Continue reading

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