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The New York Philharmonic Takes “Manhattan”

In a famous scene in Woody Allen’s 1979 film “Manhattan”—a movie whose soundtrack is saturated with the music of George Gershwin—a New York writer named Isaac (played by Allen) takes issue with the idea of an “academy of the overrated,” a collection of would-be has-beens proposed by his old friend Yale (Michael Murphy) and his soon-to-be lover Mary (Diane Keaton). They list Mahler, F.
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