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Cynthia Raim, piano

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    Overview

    A native of Detroit, Cynthia Raim graduated from the Curtis Institute in 1977 after studying with Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Her awards include first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, the Pro Musicis Award, first prize at the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition, first prize at the Three Rivers National Piano Competition and the first Distinguished Artist Award of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, given for “outstanding achievement and artistic merit.” Ms. Raim has collaborated with David Soyer, Samuel Rhodes, and the Guarneri and Johannes Quartets, among others. Annually, she gives recitals throughout the world, participating in many leading international music festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart and Santa Fe.

    "A musician of intelligence and judgment."

    -New York Times

    Ida Levin Tribute Concert

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

    Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    The Program

    Cynthia Raim, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Carmit Zori, violin; Todd Phillips, viola;
    Marcy Rosen, cello; Peter Stumpf, cello

    Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
    Glazunov: String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39

     

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Truman Bullard

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    Musicians from Marlboro I

    Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Joshua Smith, flute; Francisco Fullana, violin; Maiya Papach, viola; Deborah Pae, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471
    Haydn: Flute Trio in D Major, Hob. XV:16
    Reger: Serenade in G Major, Op. 141a
    Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

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    Lydia Artymiw, piano; Charles Abramovic, piano; Cynthia Raim, piano; Natalie Zhu, piano

    Date: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    With guest artists:

    Chris Deviney, percussion
    Don Liuzzi, percussion

    Smetana: Sonata in E Minor for Two Pianos
    Mozart: Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448
    Smetana: Rondo in C Major for Two Pianos
    Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with James Primosch.

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    Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Haydn: Fantasia in C Major, Hob. XVII:4
    Bartók: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20
    Debussy: Estampes
    Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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    Catherine Cho, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Mozart: Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548
    Strauss: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6
    Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

     

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Corelli: La Folia Variations for Violin and Piano
    Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
    DvoÅ™ák: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky”

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    Ida Levin, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581
    Copland: Piano Quartet
    DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Minor, D. 408
    Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780 [Selections]
    Schubert: "Arpeggione" Sonata in A Minor, D. 821
    Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 929

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    Daniel Phillips, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Debussy: Cello Sonata
    Maneval: Piano Trio
    Ravel: Piano Trio

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
    Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3

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    Soovin Kim, violin; Burchard Tang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Harold Robinson, double bass; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schubert: Adagio in E-­flat Major, D. 897, “Notturno”
    Schubert: Drei Klavierstí¼cke, D. 946
    Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, March 9, 2009 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schnittke: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 134
    Prokofiev: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119
    Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op. 23
    Arensky: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32

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    Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Major, D. 575
    Schubert: Drei Klavierstí¼cke, D. 946
    Schubert: Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, May 5, 2008 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    C. Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op. 22
    R. Schumann: Fantasiestí¼cke, Op. 12
    R. Schumann: Fantasiestí¼cke, Op. 73
    R. Schumann: Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Martinů: Duo No. 2 for Violin and Cello
    DvoÅ™ák: Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, B. 150
    Janáček: Pohádka for Cello and Piano
    Smetana: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

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    Hiroko Yajima, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Beethoven: Twelve Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,
    from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66
    Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 54
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, April 11, 2005 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
    Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
    Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flatvMajor, Op. 97, “Archduke”

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    Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2005 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2
    Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
    Schumann: Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, May 10, 2004 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Ravel: Violin Sonata in G Major
    Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
    Ravel: Piano Trio

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    Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, December 15, 2003 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
    Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16
    Schumann: Novelettes in A Major and D Major, Op. 21, Nos. 6, 8
    Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

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    Ida Levin, violin; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, October 28, 2002 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Haydn: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
    Schumann: Davidsbí¼ndlertänze, Op. 6
    Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, March 18, 2001 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata in B-­flat Major, Op. 45
    Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F Major
    Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 6

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    Lydia Artymiw and Cynthia Raim, pianos; Don Liuzzi and Michael Bookspan, percussion

    Date: Sunday, October 1, 2000 - 7:30 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mozart: Andante and Five Variations in G Major for Two Pianos, K. 501
    Schumann: Six Pieces in Canonic Form, Op. 56
    RavelMa Mere L'Oye, for Two Pianos
    Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

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    Johannes Quartet w/ Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, November 14, 1999 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6
    Janáček: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
    DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155

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    Lydia Artymiw and Cynthia Raim, pianos

    Date: Friday, February 13, 1998 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b, “Chorale St. Antoni”
    Schumann: Andante and Variations for Two Pianos, Op. 46
    Rachmaninov: Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 17

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    Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Brahms : Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
    Brahms : Acht Klavierstí¼cke, Op. 76
    Brahms : Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

    Benita Valente
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    Ida Levin, violin; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Benita Valente, soprano; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Tuesday, February 25, 1997 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
    Brahms: Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103 [Selections]
    Bolcom: Cantata: Let Evening Come
    DvoÅ™ák Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87, B. 162

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; David Shifrin, clarinet; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, May 6, 1996 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
    Bartók: Piano Sonata
    Brahms: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 99
    Bartók: Contrasts

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    Lydia Artymiw and Cynthia Raim, pianos

    Date: Tuesday, February 13, 1996 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Centennial Hall, Haverford College,

    Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448
    Rachmaninov: Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 5, “Fantasietableaux”
    Brahms: Sonata for Two Pianos in F Minor, Op. 34bis

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    Ida Levin, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Diane Walsh, piano; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Friday, March 17, 1995 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Centennial Hall, Haverford College,

    Schubert: Violin Sonata in D Major, D. 384
    Schubert: Impromptus No. 14, D. 899
    Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 929

    Benita Valente
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    Benita Valente, soprano and Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Sunday, December 4, 1994 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Schubert: Frí¼hlingsglaube, D. 686
    Schubert: Der Wanderer an den Mond, D. 870
    Schubert: Nacht und Träume, D. 827
    Schubert: Der Musensohn, D. 764
    Debussy: Ariettes oubliées [Selections]
    Brahms: Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103
    Gerhard: Cancionero de Pedrell [Selections]
    Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch [Selections]

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    Ridge Quartet w/ Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, April 18, 1994 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
    Beethoven: String Trio in D Major, Op. 8, “Serenade”
    Fauré: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15

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    Pamela Frank, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Benita Valente, soprano; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, March 14, 1994 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Schumann: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 121
    Schumann: Die Blume der Ergebung, from Drei Gesänge, Op. 83, No. 2
    Schumann: Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrí¼hling I and II, from Myrthen, Op. 25, Nos. 11/12
    Schumann: Dein Angesicht, from Fí¼nf Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 127, No. 2
    Schumann: Die Lotosblume, from Myrthen, Op. 25, No. 7
    Schumann: Zigeunerliedchen, from Lieder-Album fí¼r die Jugend, Op. 79, No. 7
    Schumann: Röselein, Röselein!, from Sechs Gesänge, Op. 89, No. 6
    Schumann: Volksliedchen, from Lieder und Gesänge, Book II, Op. 51, No. 2
    Schumann: Ins Freie, from Sechs Gesänge, Op. 89, No. 5
    Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

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    Michael Tree, viola; David Jolley, horn; Katherine Ciesinkski, mezzo-soprano; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, October 21, 1992 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Montgomery Hall, Free Library,

    Brahms: Sonatensatz, Op. posth.
    Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
    Brahms: Viola Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
    Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40

    Benita Valente
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    Benita Valente, soprano; Arnold Steinhardt, violin; David Soyer, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, April 29, 1992 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Schumann: Lieder-Album fí¼r die Jugend, Op. 79 [Selections]
    Schumann: Röselein, Röselein!, from Sechs Gesänge, Op. 89, No. 6
    Schumann: Die Lotosblume, from Myrthen, Op. 25, No. 7
    R. Strauss: Ständchen, from Sechs Lieder, Op. 17, No. 2
    R. Strauss: Cäcille and Morgen!, from Vier Lieder, Op. 27, Nos. 2/4
    R. Strauss: Allerseelen, from Acht Lieder aus Letzte Blätter, Op. 10, No. 8
    Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
    Shostakovich: Seven Songs of Poems of Blok, Op. 127
    Obradors: Canciones Clasicas Espaí±olas [Selections]

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    Ridge Quartet w/ Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1992 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Port of History Museum,

    Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
    Hindemith: String Trio No. 1, Op. 34
    Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

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    Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Thursday, March 22, 1990 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Port of History Museum,

    Haydn: Fantasia in E Major, Hob. XVII:4
    Haydn: Andante with Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
    Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
    Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70
    Rachmaninov: í‰tudes-Tableaux, Op. 33, No. 24 and Op. 39, No. 5
    Liapounow: Lesghinka, Op. 11 [Style Balakirev]

    Benita Valente
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    Benita Valente, soprano and Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, February 6, 1989 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Port of History Museum,

    Schubert: An die Musik, D. 547
    Schubert: An die Nachtigall, D. 497
    Schubert: Nacht und Träume, D. 827
    Schubert: Rastlose Liebe, D. 138
    Wolf: Gedichte von Eduard Mörike [Selections]
    Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch I and II [Selections]
    Debussy: Ariettes oubliées
    Gerhard: Cancionero de Pedrell [Selections]

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    Guarneri Quartet w/ Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, December 7, 1988 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74, No. 3, Hob. III:74 “Rider”
    Barber: String Quartet, Op. 11
    Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor

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    Arnold Steinhardt, violin; David Soyer, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1987 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Grieg: Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 45
    Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40
    Schubert: Piano Trio in B­-flat Major, D. 898

    New York Times

    “A musician of intelligence and judgment.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    “Raim delivered imposing blocks of sound, outlined with hot fingerwork and framed by deliberate, scrupulously measured rhythm.”

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