Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A blog is born

My colleague David Patrick Stearns has entered the blogiverse with Condemned to Music. His premiere jotting tracks a fast narrative involving a tarot reading, cornfields and a stint in Muncie, defining what it means to write from a Philadelphia point of view and jumping off the high dive. I suspect music will also figure heavily into his new diary. How can you not read it?

A blog is born

My colleague David Patrick Stearns has entered the blogiverse with Condemned to Music. His premiere jotting tracks a fast narrative involving a tarot reading, cornfields and a stint in Muncie, defining what it means to write from a Philadelphia point of view and jumping off the high dive. I suspect music will also figure heavily into his new diary. How can you not read it?

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
About this blog

Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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