classical music

In Praise of Beautiful Music
There's nothing edgy about Maria Schneider's big-band orchestra, but there's nothing wrong with that
June 13, 2014

“Isn’t beautiful enough for you?” I’ve been struggling with this question for much of my life as a critic.

America's Orchestras are in Crisis
How an effort to popularize classical music undermines what makes orchestras great.
August 25, 2013

Quit trying to popularize classical music. It only undermines what makes orchestras great.