Since the old year is ending and a new year is about to begin, it seems an ideal time to voice a concern about how we parse old and new.
Last month, Time magazine published yet another list of the 100 greatest albums of all time; but virtually nothing on their list exists outside of the sphere of the pop song.
Do composers overall tend to care more about the way things sound than what they mean?
An interview with the author of Imagining Native America in Music.
When you think about the holidays, do you ever think about new music?
The media keeps running stories about the death of the compact disc; these are the same sages who killed off the LP, as well as all of classical music, a few years back.
Too many people make excuses for not listening as well as for not making their voices heard.
I have a particular peeve with the popular malapropism of the word “song” to connote any piece of music.
When confronted with names of people I’d never heard of in the voting booth this morning, I suddenly felt a kinship with the imaginary folks in so many classical music critics’ articles who feel bewildered by unfamiliar names in a record store or on a concert program.