One hundred is a good number, since it parses time into a unit that is just beyond our life span and yet we can touch it in our lives through our personal intersection in our youth with older people. We artists can occasionally achieve the death-defying act of skipping an entire century. Here we are, firmly in the 21st century, and I worked with of some of the most important figures born in the 19th century, like Leopold Stokowski and George Abbott.
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