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By John Helmer in Moscow There have been two deconstructionists and reconstructivists of the music of J.S. Bach in our time. Both are dead now — Glenn Gould, aged 50, died in 1982; and Mstislav Rostropovich, aged 80, died this week. The music of one of them will live forever. It was forty-four years ago, [...]

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By John Helmer in Moscow If life were a circus, then the only reason a contemplative man would walk behind an elephant in a ring, wielding bucket and shovel, would be for the money, not for the laughs. John Lloyd, a onetime Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times, has made many of his colleagues and [...]