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Monday, April 03, 2017

Shubert Sunday

My friend Teresa is a cellist in the Bronx Opera. We have been friends for a really long time, and I used to live in her building.

Every year she gives a recital over at the Nicholas Roerich Museum. She's been doing this for many years. I try and go every year. Rob came with me.

The museum was his house, converted into a museum for his AMAZING paintings. (Tempera) It is amazing chamber music in such a beautiful place.

Teresa told a story about the last part of the program- the Piano Trio in Bb major, Op.99.  (The trio was piano, cello, and violin)

One evening she was staying in the Bronx and she woke up at 1am from music blasting outside.  This is completely typical of the Bronx, but what was not typical was that the music being blasted was the Shubert trio.

She went downstairs and found the guy blasting Shubert.  She spoke to him to find out more- and how did he come to be blasting Shubert of all things in the Bronx? His answer: "I just love chamber music!"

Isn't that a great story?

Next door to the Roerich Museum there is another house undergoing some pretty amazing renovation.  This house is right smack at the west end of 107th street and overlooks the water.  The place is MASSIVE.  Whoever is renovating it has put in all new marble on the exterior where the old marble needs to be replaced. Rob had a good time analyzing it. He said it's probably a $30 million renovation job.


  1. You have so many enjoyable museums, concerts and entertainment in your area. All sounds like fun. I am glad you had a good time.

  2. What fun! And a great story too!


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