Tagged: symphony

A Philistine Pondering on the Symphony

It may not be Carnegie Hall in New York City, or Royal Albert Hall in London, or Konzerthaus in Berlin, but for that moment-on that night-it could well have been symphony night at the Vienna State Opera with Mahler himself holding the door and Strauss serving as usher.

Saving the Symphony

Some modest suggestions to revive moribund symphonies and orchestras.


Go seek Haydn.


Auf wiedersehen.


He finished this one.