Meet Edgar Meyer

Meyer We caught up with Meyer in Mississippi the day after the 2002 MacArthur’s were announced. Here’s some of what he had to say about the recognition, the music, and where composition fits into it all. Molly Sheridan: So, you’ve probably answered this ten times by now, but I know that you find out about […]


CRI’s John Schultz resigns; American Classical Music Hall of Fame 2002 Inductees; Kevin Beavers named fifth Young American Composer-in-Residence at California Symphony

Critiquing Al Niente

It seems today that many so-called artists, performing organizations, and presenters are guilty of practicing their work as if they are doing no more than delivering a consumable product. Given Al Niente’s review of the Metro Philharmonic in last Thursday’s Daily Times, they are evidently joined in this charade by music journalists. Mr. Niente’s review […]

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Critic

[Ed. Note: This essay, written in Nantucket in 1982, appeared in Ned Rorem’s collection Setting The Tone: Essays and a Diary (Coward McCann, 1983) which is currently out of print. Many of the issues he raises in this 20 year-old essay are still extremely relevant today, which is why with the kind permission of Mr. […]