Linda Catlin Smith

The new issue of musicworks, which some kind person sends me regularly from Toronto, has an evocative profile, by Monica Pearce, of the American-Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith, whose spare, crystalline music has found an international following in recent years,… … … moreLinda Catlin Smith


Andrew Patner, A Portrait in Four Movements: The Chicago Symphony under Barenboim, Boulez, Haitink, and Muti, ed. Doug Shadle and John Schmidt (University of Chicago Press) Michael P. Steinberg, The Problem with Wagner (University of Chicago Press) Timo Jouko Herrmann,… … … moreBookshelf

Andrew, David

In the space of ten days in February, 2015, I lost two beloved friends: the music critic and radio host Andrew Patner and the journalist David Carr. I don’t think of them as necessarily similar in personality — each was… … … moreAndrew, David


The formidable young composer/instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey has a heavy schedule at the end of March. On the 28th, he will sit for a Portrait Concert at Miller Theatre in NYC, with performances by ICE and the JACK Quartet; on the… … … moreMiscellany

Apex 2018

Chris Kallmyer performing George Brecht. At the New Yorker website may be found my list of Notable Performances and Recordings of 2018. The Rest Is Noise Person of the Year is Chad Smith, the Chief Operating Officer of the L.A…. … … moreApex 2018

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