Issue 38:5
May/June 2015
Magazine Contents

Book Reviews

Robert Watt was the first African-American horn player to win a position in a major American orchestra. In 1970, at the age of 22, he was...

The premise of this book is that one experiences Leonard Bernstein largely through his own compositions, and Kenneth LaFave makes it clear that this was a...

Turn to this book if you want to hear operatic singing spoken of with heartfelt emotion and lifelong understanding. Or, you might be enticed by savory...

When Hyperion reissued its groundbreaking 40-CD series of Schubert’s complete Lieder and part-songs as a boxed set in 2005, considerable regret and even annoyance was expressed...

More than three decades have elapsed since the last comprehensive study of New York’s Metropolitan Opera—Martin Meyer’s THE MET , published in 1983. Not a rigorous...

It is difficult to know what and for whom institutional history is for and, though there is a lot of it around, it generally sits in...

Of all the sobriquets Joseph Martin Kraus (1756–1792) has had to suffer after his death, that of being “the Swedish Mozart” is perhaps the least apt,...

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