This morning, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. announced the Final Nominations List for the 45th Annual Grammy® Awards. However, the music of contemporary American composers is, as usual, largely under-represented. Of the five works nominated for “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” (given to a living composer for a work issued on a […]
Pondering the feasibility of comprehensive inclusion and The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Photo by United States Federal Government O.K. True confession time. I was born in Miami, but I’ve spent almost my whole life in New York City and have therefore always thought of myself as a “native” New Yorker. As a newborn in Florida for only a couple of weeks before being whisked away to the […]
A bias against the word “critic”.
Frank J. OteriPhoto by Melissa Richard All my life I have had a love-hate relationship with music notation. Of all the art forms (from sculpture to literature to dance), music is the only one that sates the ears rather than the eyes. (Would that there were highly developed art forms that deeply provoked the intellect […]