For Andrew Patner

Francis Poulenc’s VIIème Improvisation en ut majeur (recorded with my phone on my out-of-tune piano):

http://www.matthewguerrieri.com/sounds/player.swf

Andrew approached culture the way Julia Child approached food: as an object of exacting yet unassuming erudition; as an avenue of elegant, unfailing generosity; and as a source of immoderate pleasure. Like everyone else who ever met him, I will miss him.

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