A primer on playing old instruments in new ways.
Richard Taruskin’s six-volume Oxford History of Western Music in perspective.
A closer look at how the awards for young composers are adjudicated.
Mark DelprioraPhoto by Randy Nordschow The six strings of the guitar are as central to the music of America as the six vowels are to our language, whether it’s the slurred speech of an inebriated depression-era hobo or the pithy utterances of the most refined, hyper-educated aesthete. The guitar is the most intimate and personal […]
Daniel Felsenfeld Paul Bowles wrote, in his autobiography, of watching his friend John Cage listening, for the first time, to an acetate of one of his own string quartets—and laughing inconsolably. For years, we have been swallowing Cage and the PR machine around him as a truly serious presence, as a composer in the great […]