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...
BBC Symphony Orchestra @ 90 Mixtape

BBC Symphony Orchestra @ 90 Mixtape

Dalia Stasevska Thursday, October 22, 2020, BBC Radio 3 @ 2 p.m. Guest Writer, Ateş Orga “The virtuosity of the orchestra … wiped out any reproach Englishmen may feel in the face of [visitors] from abroad” (The Times, 23 October 1930). Devised by two icons of radio...