View From the East: Animal Instinct

Greg Sandow Warwick, NY: When you read this, it’ll be around Labor Day, time for going back to school, for work, for the concert season, and for other urban pursuits. But I’m writing in the country, on an August night, the air thick with the buzz of insects. So I thought I’d say goodbye to […]

The Time Machine


What I found most remarkable about this month’s assemblage of 56 new recordings is that they are a pretty accurate reflection of how American concert music has evolved over the last century (give or take a few decades).

University Profs. Get Library Pass to New Music

Across America, young music students are being fed a steady diet of the standard repertoire while learning the rudiments of the violin or the oboe. In many cases it’s not until their arrival at a conservatory or university that an opportunity to explore the work of living composers is even offered. Realizing this, Virginia Tidewater […]