David Schiff, a professor of music at Reed College, is the composer of the opera Gimpel the Fool and author of books on the music of Elliott Carter and George Gershwin.
Every musical note has life in it. For six decades the composer Elliott Carter imagined that life precisely.
Finishing the Hat makes clear Stephen Sondheim’s belief that being an artist requires intellectual vigilance.
Can the conundrum of Stravinsky’s wayward development be answered by exploring his national roots?
Can the conundrum of Stravinsky’s wayward development be answered by exploring his Russian roots?
Terry Teachout’s new biography of Louis Armstrong is stuck in the discophile groove.