Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One Day University--One

I admit that I'm proud that at 2 different sessions, I asked good questions--about China's involvement in Africa, about Copland's leaving Gershwin's name off a list of best American composers. So many students ask dumb questions that mine stood out--and elicited murmers of approval.

Overall, excellent talks--very worthwhile (esp at $99) -- altho the food for lunch was expensive ($3 for a Diet Coke, $3 for a small bag of cookies?)

One big benefit: Having heard a talk on Gershwin, I'll give my own lecture on Gershwin. Should attract a lot of students. (I've started reading the Pollack biography.)

I'll comment on the individual speakers and their views shortly...


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