Measure by Measure
A blog about classical music from Sudip Bose, the Scholar’s managing editor.
Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, October 03, 2019
Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915
by Sudip Bose | Monday, September 16, 2019
Remembering Joseph Joachim
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, August 15, 2019
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 18, 2019
Nostalgia or nightmare?
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 04, 2019
Carlos Chávez’s Indian Symphony
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, June 13, 2019
A sonata beautiful and strong
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 30, 2019
Or, when is an American symphony not American enough?
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 16, 2019
Remembering Michael Rabin
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, May 02, 2019
Six classical music albums
by Sudip Bose | Thursday, April 18, 2019
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
by William J. Connell
Whether you celebrate Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Discoverers’ Day, or Native Americans’ Day, historian William J. Connell observes that, in the end, this controversial civic holiday is just that: a holiday. In his essay “What Columbus Day Really Means,” Connell writes that President Benjamin Harrison created the holiday in 1892 to honor both Native Americans and the many immigrants who were only then arriving in the country. “It was to be a national holiday that was not about the Founding Fathers or the Civil War, but about the rest of American history,” Connell writes—a day for celebrating the country and all its people. Sounds to us like a pretty good reason to take the day off of work.