BOOKS

Clive Gillinson: A New York Tale of Biblical Scope

October 26, 2011 1:30 PM
Author: Robert Caro
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: July 1975

When I first arrived in New York, I attended a dinner party at which one of the guests told me that one book could really unlock the city for me: “The Power Broker,” a biography of Robert Moses by Robert Caro. The next day it arrived at my doorstep.

Moses shaped so much of the New York we know today and Bob Caro is an incredible storyteller. Moses’ life story is almost biblical — here’s a guy who wants to break down the systems of power and corruption and ultimately the only way to destroy them is to become as they are. It’s an epic and sad story.

Clive Gillinson has been Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director since 2005, where he oversees development of artistic concepts for all Carnegie Hall presentations, management of the world-renowned concert hall and operations of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

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