Russell Platt

Russell Platt, a composer and critic, is on the staff of The New Yorker.

New World Symphony New World Symphony

Joseph Horowitz diligently lays out the immense problems that face American classical music today, and his warnings cannot go unheeded.

Sep 15, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Russell Platt

Ears Wide Open Ears Wide Open

It's a cliché to say that an artist draws his power from his contradictions, but the lives of the great composers provide easy grist for the mill.

Nov 20, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Russell Platt

The Unrepentant Modernist The Unrepentant Modernist

Near the end of Parallels and Paradoxes, a recent collection of dialogues on music and society between the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, music director of the Chicago...

May 29, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Russell Platt