entr’acte ii: A woman’s earring, a diamond necklace, a knee, a yogi in meditation, drawing, a mahout looking after an elephant: the language of Kathakali
in The New Music Theater
November 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Opera. 977 words.
in The Political Orchestra
November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 6342 words.
“Let me state my point by the method of exaggeration: my aversion from music rests on political grounds.” Hans Castorp could not refrain from slapping his knee as he exclaimed...
in Vaughan Williams on Music
November 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 751 words.
Good taste is, without doubt, the stumbling block in the path of the “young English school of composers.” These “rising young musicians” lack neither good teachers, good models, good...
February 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .
Book. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 352 pages.
A mesmerizing figure in concert, Charles Munch was celebrated for his electrifying public performances. He was a pioneer in many arenas of classical music—establishing Berlioz in the canon,...