Classical Music Blogs and Commentary
A portal that’s been around for quite awhile, with reviews, articles and links by music lover Dave Lampson.
Chicago music journalist Marc Geelhoed.
Jessica Duchen’s Blog
British classical blogger and Korngold biographer.
Future of Classical Music
Greg Sandow is a music critic and a consultant.
Ken d blogs about classical music and film, with lots of excellent video from YouTube of historical performances. Those who are interested in John Gibbons’s subject matter will likely be interested in Ken’s choices as well.
Covers 101 essential works of 20th century music.
Living at the Opera
Priginal performance reviews and news by Nick del Vecchio, and republished reviews from other sources.
Michael Tilson Thomas - “Keeping Score” Website
Keeping Score is a program by Michael Tilson Thomas that combines live performances, DVDs, PBS programs and a multimedia website to focus in depth on a few pieces and why they are important. This is an ideal resource for John’s “What to Listen for in Classical Music” and “Intro to Music Literacy” students, but this former music grad student enjoyed playing with it too.
New Music Box
From the American Music Center.
On the Record - Exploring Orchestras
By Henry Fogel, who used to run the Chicago Symphony administration and the League of American Orchestras.
The Overgrown Path
Classical music blog
The Rest Is Noise
The blog of Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker and author of the acclaimed book The Rest Is Noise.
The View from Here
Reflections, reviews, and reports from the Andrew Patner, the Chicago-based author, broadcaster, journalist, and arts critic. Andrew offers a podcast of his “Critic’s Choice” program from WFMT radio.