18 April 2009

Good-bye Patelson’s

I bought my nicely bound complete Bartók string quartets there. Scores to the Shostakovich Tenth and Fourteenth Symphonies, back when we still were not recognizing Soviet copyright (where now you’ve got to buy full-ticket Sikorski imprints). Schott scores of the Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses, and the Symphony Mathis der Maler, of Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. The Durand imprint of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The heart-core of my music library, I bought at this shop on 56th Street. And now, they’re going.

“Swan Song for a Music Store and Clubhouse”

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