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Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths is the author of several books on music, including, most
recently, The Penguin Companion to Classical Music and The Substance of Things Heard: Writings About Music (Rochester).


  • MusicApril 13, 2006

    Grace Notes

    Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's journey toward stillness has been halted by the roar and rawness of his latest piece.

    Paul Griffiths

  • HistoryFebruary 16, 2006

    The Man Who Heard It All

    Richard Taruskin's Oxford History of Western Music reviews the world of Western art music, expressing the magnificence and melancholy of its own age.

    Paul Griffiths

  • MusicNovember 24, 2004

    Little Big Man

    No musical life has been told more often than Wagner's. Biographies have wafted incense around him, or been incensed by him.

    Paul Griffiths

  • BiographyMay 27, 2004

    Truly, Madly, Deeply

    It's only a little fughetta in C minor, a piece J.S. Bach wrote into a notebook he was keeping for the purpose of teaching his eldest son.

    Paul Griffiths

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