James Reel is a freelance writer who covers the arts, literature, and border issues for such publications and Web sites as Fanfare, Strings, the All Classical Guide, the Tucson Weekly, Stage Directions, Salon, and the National Catholic Reporter. He is the author of NewMusicBox‘s December 2001 HyperHistory of serialism in America: “Dirty Dozens.” Formerly, he was the editor of the Tucson Weekly, classical music critic and arts/entertainment editor at the Arizona Daily Star, and music director of KUAT Radio. He is the author of the superficial and grossly outdated Timid Soul’s Guide to Classical Music.
From Shelf Life: How Musical Reference Materials Treat American Composers
By James Reel
© 2002 NewMusicBox