On Music: Of Triangles and Other Groups of Three

Péter Eötvös’s Tri Sestri at the Staatsoper: A cornerstone work about paths not taken, memory and farewells It takes only about ten notes of a lonely accordion to set the mood. All the more jarring, then, is the first line seconds later: “That music is so cheerful.” Tri Sestri (Three Sisters), by Hungarian composer Péter […]
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Cynthia Peck
Cynthia Peck is originally from Southern California, but she does not miss the sun. She lived in Tokyo for a decade, and she does miss the food. Now the Konzerthaus and Musikverein are her main living rooms, as are a few select restaurants around town. Trained in Vienna as a professional cellist, she also works at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, translates and edits lots of books about Buddhist epistemology and Austrian history, and is thinking about apprenticing as a chef. What she enjoys most is writing about music.

 

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