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      Critic's Choice with Andrew Patner

      A-List

      Theodore Thomas, Frederick Stock, Désiré Defauw, Artur Rodzinski, Fritz Reiner, Rudolf Ganz, Victor Aitay, Francis Akos, Robert Chen, Yuan-Qing Yu, Qing Hou, Lei Hou, Rong-Yan Tang, Albert Igolnikov, Hermine Gagné, Mihaela Ionescu, Li-Kuo Chang, Yukiko Ogura, Katinka Kleijn, Daniel Armstrong, Mathieu Dufour, Oto Carrillo, Michael Mulcahy, Vadim Karpanos, Matías Tarnopolsky, Pietro Fiumara, Arnold Schoenberg, Saul Bellow, Derek Walcott, Joseph Brodsky, Czeslaw Milosz, Enrico Fermi, Igor Stravinsky, Shulamit Ran, Marta Ptaszynska, W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, David Hockney, Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, Arshile Gorky, Alexander Tcherepnin, Vladimir Nabakov, Isaac Stern, Midori, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, László Moholy-Nagy, Louis Szathmary, Jean Banchet, Jovan Trboyevic, Roland Liccione, Arun Sampanthavivat, André Previn, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, George Szell, Antal Dorati, Eugene Ormandy, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Zarin Mehta, Itzhak Perelman, Pinchas Zukerman, Yo-Yo Ma, Kurt Herbert Adler, Brian Dickie, Licia Albanese, Aleksandar Hemon, Plácido Domingo, Gary Shteyngart, Lisel Mueller, Hanna Holborn Gray, Lukas Foss, Ernest Bloch, Bright Sheng, Willem de Kooning, Leo Strauss, Hans Morgenthau, Felix Frankfurter, Albert Einstein, Karl Joachim Weintraub, Hellmut Fritzsche, Gerhard Casper, George L. Mosse, Hans Guterbock, Erica Reiner, Raul Hilberg, Foday Musa Suso, Nicholas Rudall, Jane Nicholl Sahlins, Anthony C. Yu, John Mahoney, Yasen Peyankov, Roberto Clemente, Minnie Minosa, Patrick Ewing, Martina Navratilova, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Kenneth Galbraith, Friedrich Hayek, Claes Oldenburg, Mike Nichols, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, Irving Berlin, Bob Hope, Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Montalbán, Al Jolson, Marcus Garvey, Sidney Poitier, Elia Kazan, Sol Hurok, George Balanchine, Ruby Keeler, Edward G. Robinson, Lee Strasberg, Rudolph Valentino, The Trapp Family Singers, Knute Rockne, Jorge Federico Osorio, Ann Murray, Emilio Rosario, Paul Vermel, Dmitry Paperno, Eliel Saarinen, José Orosco, Maria Elena Orosco, Michael Rothe. My grandparents. Your grandparents. Your parents. You?

      I'm not sure what else there is to say about the so-called "immigration legislation debate" except that this is of course a brief and arbitrary list.