Ethelbert Nevin lives in a provincial part of New England. He is a retired bowling actuary’s assistant and is translating a novel about the rise and fall of the Austrian Navy. He wishes for a time when music was a little less commercial and didn’t try to please everybody all the time.
A few weeks ago, here in our quaint New England outpost, I was besieged by a terrible flu. There was one night when it was particularly difficult to get to sleep. Sometimes the radio helps to soothe and bring on sleep. But not so on this night.
My outpost here in quaint New England is within range of three radio stations that can be classified as classical.
From my outpost here in quaint New England, the big town across the river is sometimes provincial, sometimes small-minded when it comes to music events.