Ian Partridge & Richard Stokes in conversation.

Ian Partridge & Richard Stokes in conversation.

Richard Stokes Putney Music: “Translator, song competition juror, author of numerous books on the song repertoire and Professor of Lieder at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Richard Stokes talks to our vice-president Ian Partridge”....
Music Criticism.

Music Criticism.

Tom Deacon writes… A recent dispute over the tenor of commentary provoked by, of all things, a set of Beethoven sonatas by the Israeli pianist Daniel Barenboim has nudged me to try to make sense of how I, myself, feel about music critics and music criticism. It...
Helen Keller & Beethoven 9.

Helen Keller & Beethoven 9.

Helen Keller (1880-1968) With thanks to Eric Kisch for sending the article published below… Helen Keller wrote the following letter to the New York Symphony Orchestra in March 1924. Here’s how she describes listening to Beethoven’s “Ninth...