Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

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by Yolande Frommer, 78, retired Travel Agent
Mstislav Rostropovich
It was our first real date. His blind date had backed out and I volunteered to hear Rostropovich’s debut in Washington to play the Dvořák. It was not only a memorable concert but a few years later I married my date. We had a wonderful marriage lasting almost 40 years until he passed away. This experience listening to the concerto was the real start of my love for classical music.

by David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
Have we lost the metaphysical? And how do we regain it?

by David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
Herbert von Karajan
David Denby discusses hearing Herbert von Karajan conducting a performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony - a moment which made him realize the power of music as a universal language.
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