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Editorials

 

25 Greatest Recordings M/J 2005

25 Years as Editor  S/O 2012

Absorption  N/D 2012

Access to Great Music (Haldeman) M/A 2005

Acoustics  J/A 2016

Aesthetics & Criticism  M/J 2012

A Heritage Preserved M/A 2015

The Advent of CD--M/A 1990

Against Fads--N/D 1998

Air Heads (Classical Radio) M/A 1992

Art of Criticism 1: Sound--J/F 1988; J/A 1996

Art of Criticism 2: the Nature of Music--M/A 1988; J/A 1999

Art of Criticism 3: Evaluating Performances--N/D 1988, S/O 2009

Art of Criticism 4--J/A 1989, S/O 2009

Art, Serenity, & Aesthetic Growth--M/J 1999

Attentiveness & Judgement--J/A 2006

Attentiveness Revisited--M/A 2011

Attracting a Young Crowd--N/D 2011

Baroque Music Today--J/F 1989

Black Musicians & Marketing--J/A 1997

Browsing  M/A 2012

A Brief Account of Music History--S/O 1998

Can Words Describe Music? (Haldeman) S/O 2002

Catalogs & Computers--J/F 2004

CD Longevity (McKelvey) M/A 1992; S/O 1994

CD Recording & Copying (McKelvey) J/F 2000

Celebrity--M/A 2013

Chantsploitation (Barker) M/A 1995

Christmas--N/D 1997; M/A 2008

Classical Radio--N/D 2004

Classical, Rock, & Youth--J/F 2002

Closet Conservative  N/D 2016

Computer as Bully--M/J 2004

Computer-Generated Performances (Keaton) N/D 2011

Concert Behavior--M/A 1996

Concert Life--M/J 2013

Concert Rituals & Music Listings--M/J 1999

Concert Tickets & Times--M/A 1994

Concerts vs Records--J/A 1995

Conducting Orthodoxies--M/A 2014

Conformity of Thought--J/F 2001

Contemporary Music--J/F 1991

Controlling & Controls--M/A 2010

The Cost of Concerts--S/O 1998

Cruelty of Reviewing--J/A 1995

The Cult of Youth--M/A 2008

Cultural Suicide--J/F 1994; M/A 2007

Cultural Suicide II--M/J 1995; N/D 2007

Dealing with Legalism & Police  N/D 2012

The Death of Service--J/A 2003

The Defeat of the Telephone--M/A 2002

Defending the Word Police  N/D 2015

The Decline of Quality--M/A 2008

Diversity  S/O 2016

Do You Understand Music?  M/A 2012

Does Quality Have a Future?--M/A 1997; M/J 2010

Don't Educate Us; Entertain Us--S/O 2010

Downward Spirals J/A 2015

Education & Culture--M/J 2002

Elitism--J/A 1990; J/A 1995

Elitism Revisited--M/A 1998

Elitism Revisited Thrice--M/J 2003

European Label-Hopping--N/D 1997

Evaluating Orchestras--M/J 1996

Everything is Entertainment--M/J 1992

Facing Reality--J/A 2014

Fads & Trends; Capitalism; Bureaucracy--J/A 2007

Fame and Marketing--N/D 1990

Faust; Mass Marketing--S/O 1990

Favorite Pianists  N/D 2012

Feeling--M/J 1993

Film Music (Koldys+) M/A 1996

The Flood (Haldeman) S/O 2004

Folk Music--M/A 1999

Funding & "Funning" the Arts--N/D 1995

The Future? (Chakwin) S/O 2003

The Future of the CD (McKelvey) Sept/Oct 2008

The Gender of Songs (P Miller) S/O 1989

General (Recordings) M/J 1988

Getting Around--Nov/Dec 2009

The Golden Age--J/A 1992

Governing by Committee  J/A 2012

The Great Music Director Search--M/A 2000

The Great Sell-out  M/J 2016

Gullibility--M/J 2011

Has Western Music Become Too Intellectual? (Baksa) N/D 1999

How to Be an Impressive Writer--M/A 2001

How Will Record Stores Survive? (Haldeman) S/O 2001

The Impoverishment of American Culture (Gioia) J/F 2008

The Internet  J/A 2016

Is the Internet the End of Records?--S/O 2007

Jaywalking in Seattle--J/F 1996

The Land of the Obvious--N/D 2010

Land of the Timid  M/A 2016

The Magazine Business--S/O 1993; Nov/Dec 2006

The Majority is Not Always Right--M/A 2003

Majority Vote--N/D 1993

Making Human Contact--M/A 1993

Marketing & Its Discontents--J/F 2010

Marketing is More Than That--M/J 1997

Marketing of Records--J/A 1988

Marketing Revisited--J/F 1999

Marketing the Symphony--M/J 1994

More Musings on Marketing--N/D 1996

Marketing Musings--M/J 2004

Mass Retailing  J/A 2012

Masterpieces?--S/O 1994

Minors and Majorities (DeJong) N/D 1993

Modernism & Complexity--N/D 2000

Multiculturalism--J/F 1993; N/D 2013

Museum Music--S/O 1988

Music and Silence--J/A 1998

Music is Color Blind--S/O 1997

New American Heritage Dictionary  S/O 2012

The New; News--M/J 2001

New Music  S/O 2016

New Symphonies by Old Masters?--M/A 1989

Noise--J/F 2014

The Nostalgia Trap--J/A 1994

Odds and Ends--J/A 2001; N/D 2014

On Being a Minority--N/D 1992; N/D 2010

On Culture (Barker) J/F 2003

On Maturity--J/A 2009

Opera Surtitles--S/O 1991

Orchestra Deficits--J/F 2013

Orchestra Finances--N/D 2003

Orchestras in Trouble (French) S/O 2014

Orchestras, Radio, Top 25--M/J 2005

Patterns in Performance--J/A 2007

Performance Practices--M/J 2004

Period Performance (with P Laird) M/A 1991

PPP & True Authenticity--J/A 2000

PPP Revisited--M/J 2006

Popular Culture & High Culture--N/D 2000

Publicity S/O 2015

Reader Survey Results--M/J & J/A 1991; N/D 1994

The Recording Industry--J/A 2002

Recordings & Numbers--J/A 2013

Repertory for Conductors--N/D 1998

The Romantics--S/O 2003

Romantic Music--N/D 2004

Security Sickness; Copyright Laws--J/F 2006

Seeking Out the Best Things in Life--J/A 1997; N/D 2014

Selling the Orchestra--S/O 2005

Silence is Bliss  S/O 2016

The Sound in Carnegie Hall (D Vaughan) M/J 1990

The Sound vs the Music (Morin) M/A 1994

On Spiritual Matters--J/A 2004

The Standing Ovation--J/A 1997; M/A 2013

The State of Classical Music in this country N/D 2015

The Stupidity of Sports--J/A 2011

Surtitles, Grandeur in Music, Peer Pressure--S/O 2000

Talking to Audiences--J/A 2014

Taste & Genetics--J/A 2005

Technical Difficulties--J/A 2010

Technology--J/F 2013; J/F 2014

Things British--J/F 1996

Thoughts on Listening to Music--Kitezh--M/A 1996

Thoughts & Observations--N/D 2008

Top 25 of Reviewers  N/D 2012

Tradeoffs  M/J 2012

Tradition, Vibrato, and Flow--M/J 1989

Travel--J/F 2014

TV--M/A 1999; M/J 2014

TV and Publicity--J/F 2007

TV, Solstice, Criticism--M/J 2000

12-Tone Music (O'Connor) S/O 2013

Two Strikes for American Orchestras--J/F 1997

The Unkindest Cuts (Haller) N/D 1992

Victims of Technology--M/J 2009

Vocal Recordings & Singers (P Miller) N/D 1991

Voices--N/D 2005

Voices of Stone & Steel (Lehman) S/O 2011

Ways to Communicate  J/F 2012

Weather Forecasts  J/A 2012

What is Classical Music?--N/D 1991

What Makes a Good Record Reviewer?--M/J 1998

What to Do with Your Old LPs (Lehman) J/A 2008

Where to Begin?--N/D 2010

Who's the Best? (orchestra)--J/A 1993

Why Classical Music Still Matters (Gimbel) M/J 2008

Within Reach of All--J/F 2009

Working with Computers--N/D 2001

Young People--M/A 2014

 

CONDUCTOR PROFILES

Ormandy  Nov/Dec 1999

Ansermet  Sept/Oct 1992

Beecham & Toscanini  S/0 1990

Bernstein  Nov/Dec 1990

Karl Bohm  May/June 1993

Herbert von Karajan  S/O 1989 & 1990

Bruno Walter  J/A 1995

(see also Historic Conductors Overview)

 

 

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