Finding America’s Composers
by Rob Deemer, NY Times
A fabulous accounting of how one musician’s career morphed from aspirations of being a band teacher to becoming a composer and radio curator — and who he met along the way.
Brazil’s Orchestral Crisis
by Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disc
Drama, classical style. Conductor who forced many musicians to re-audition for their seats now has to take a reduced role with the orchestra.
Through Static, The Voice of History
The first commercial recording!
Does a new classical recording exploit 9/11?
Wall Street Journal
More drama! A bunch of people are angry that Steve Reich’s new album displays an image of the twin towers.
Opera Takes the Heat with a Little Help from Gatorade
by Daniel J. Wakin, New York Times
The trials and tribulations of rehearsing a summer outdoor opera.